World Cup by the numbers

MIKE MULLEN | Updated 6/20/2014

A numerical breakdown of past World Cups.

Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014.
AP Photo/Jon Super

32: Teams, with Bosnia- Herzegovina making its World Cup debut.

 

5: Cups won by Brazil, which has qualified for all 20 tournaments dating to 1930.

 

2: Consecutive tournaments the U.S. has been eliminated from by Ghana.

 

22: Games decided by penalty kick.

 

28.5, 24.9: Average age of oldest and youngest squads (Argentina and Ghana, respectively).

 

14: Career World Cup goals scored by German forward Miroslav Klose, leaving the 36-year-old one behind the all-time mark held by Brazilian legend Ronaldo.