2022 World Cup stats: Iran get first win over European side, hosts Qatar eliminated

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Friday at the at 2022 FIFA World Cup saw Iran earn a last-gasp win against Wales with a goal as late as 98th minute while hosts Qatar got eliminated in the group stage. Ecuador held Netherlands to a 1-1 draw and the marquee clash between England and USA ended goalless.

By The Numbers has the best stats from the four World Cup matches played on Friday:

Iran 2-0 Wales


Iran registered their first-ever victory against European opposition at the World Cup in their 10th attempt. This was also their first ever World Cup clean sheet against a European team.


Roozbeh Cheshmi's goal (97:56) is the latest regulation game winner in FIFA World Cup history, excluding extra-time, since exact goal times are available for the competition (from 1966). Cheshmi's goal was also the first from outside the attacking penalty area at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.


Wayne Hennessey is only the third goalkeeper to receive a red card at the World Cup. Itumeleng Khune for South Africa (v Uruguay in 2010) and Gianluca Pagliuca for Italy (v Norway in 1994) are the first two.

Qatar 1 - 3 Senegal


Hosts Qatar became the 75th nation to score at a World Cup.


Hosts Qatar became the first team eliminated from the 2022 FIFA World Cup. They are also first host nation to lose multiple Group Stage games in FIFA World Cup history (excludes 1982 Spain that lost one in Group Stage and one in 2nd Group Stage).


Qatar are just the second host nation to be knocked out in the first round of a World Cup tournament, along with South Africa in 2010.


Senegal is the first African nation to win a game at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Netherland 1-1 Ecuador


Cody Gakpo's goal in the 6th minute is the fastest in the 2022 World Cup so far.


Enner Valencia is the fourth player to score 6 straight goals for a team at the FIFA World Cup. He has now scored 6 of Ecuador's 13 World Cup goals, tying his own record for most goals by an Ecuadorian at a single World Cup (3 in 2014).


The Netherlands attempted just two shots against Ecuador, which is the fewest recorded for a European nation in a single World Cup match since 1966.

USA 0-0 England


This is the first 0-0 draw the United States have played in at the World Cup, in its 35th match in the competition.


This is also the first clean sheet for the US against a European opponent at the World Cup since a 1-0 win over England in 1950.


England has 12 0-0 draws at the FIFA World Cup, which is 3 more than any other nation in tournament history. Brazil is next with 9 draws.


Christian Pulisic has lost possession more than any other player at the 2022 World Cup (52).

(Stats courtesy: ESPN Stats and Information Group)