World Cup record
Youri Djorkaeff scored 1 of the 18 penalties awarded at the 1998 FIFA World Cup. That record still stands and was equaled at both Italy 1990 and Korea/Japan 2002. The penalty awarded projection ratio for Russia 2018 is...38!
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the 11 players to have scored penalties in two different World Cups. Ronaldo's first? Against Iran in 2006.
There are 5 World Cups in which all awarded penalties were converted. USA 1994 had the highest amount - 15 penalty calls, 15 scored. Roberto Baggio's penalty against Nigeria is one of the most memorable.
Only Jan Tomaszewski, Brad Friedel and Iker Casillas have saved two penalties at the World Cup. Hannes Halldorsson, from Iceland, has already stopped one in Russia 2018.
Predicting a record
228 penalties have been awarded in World Cup history: 183 have been scored, 27 saved and 18 missed. What numbers can we expect by 15 July?