There have been an abundance of goals, less so in PC conversion rate at the ongoing men’s Hockey World Cup. Here are the stats at the end of the Pool stage
6 – Victor Charlet
5 – Tom Boon, Thierry Binkmann, Blake Govers, Jeremy Hayward, Jip Janssen.
After the 24 pool stage matches, only 43 of the 239 penalty corners were converted at a rate of 17.99%. At the same stage in 2018, the rate was 23.9%, when 40 of 167 resulted in goals. (Hindustan Times)
130 goals scored (80 field goals, 43 penalty corner goals, 7 penalty stroke goals)
Most goals by teams: Netherlands (22)
Most penalty corner goals: Australia and Netherlands (7 each)
Most penalty stroke goals: France (2)
Shots at goal
Jip Janssen (12)
Oranje in the mood
Netherlands men needs four more goals to equal their most productive World Cup in history: the team scored 26 goals in 1978 and 1998, helped by their 14-0 record win over Chile.
Gaspard Baumgarten, FRA (4), Lars Balk, NED (4), Matias Rey, ARG (4), Tim Brand, AUS (4)
The Dutch keepers Pirmin Blaak and second choice Maurits Visser have only had to make two saves in their first three games.
At the top with the biggest work rate is Japanese goalkeeper Takashi Yoshikawa, who has made 27 saves.
STAT ATTACK – Cross-overs
Malaysia v Spain
Played 5 times against each other in a Men’s World Cup
3 wins for Spain, 1 for Malaysia, 1 draw
Last time was in 2014, with Spain winning 5-2
India v NZ
Played 6 times against each other in a Men’s World Cup
3 wins for India, 2 wins for New Zealand, 1 draw
Last time was in 2002, with New Zealand winning 2-1
France v Germany
Never met in a Men’s World Cup
Last match was in Pro League (19.02.2022) – Germany won 4-2
Argentina v Korea
Played 3 times against each other in a Men’s World Cup
1 win for Argentina, 1 win for Korea, 1 draw
Last time was in 2014, with Argentina winning 5-0