At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, a performance record was set.
In eight matches of the 1/8 finals, the teams scored 28 goals, excluding post-match penalties.
This is the most goals scored at this stage of the World Cup since 1986, when the round of 16 was added.
28 – The round of 16 at the 2022 #FIFAWorldCup produced 28 goals; the most scored during this stage in a single edition of the tournament since the round of 16 was reintroduced in 1986 (excl. shoot-outs). Goals. pic.twitter.com/g4DsMCp8jr
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