There have been 36 own goals in the history of the FIFA World Cup™, accounting for 1.6 per cent of the entire tally.

Only once have two own goals been scored in the same World Cup match, with Jorge Costa and Jeff Agoos the men responsible in USA’s 2002 group-stage meeting with Portugal.

Costa was the first to find his own net, putting the US 2-0 up, while Agoos rounded off the scoring in a thrilling match the Americans won 3-2, advancing to the last 16 at their opponents’ expense.