2022 World Cup breaks all-time record for most goals scored

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup set a new record with 172 goals scored all time, surpassing those of 1998 and 2014.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup, the 22nd edition of the World Cup, ended perfectly as World Cup-winning Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties after a 3-3 draw after 120 minutes. On Sunday, December 18, the past

A total of 172 goals were score in 64 matches at the tournament. Instantly setting a new record for a World Cup final. 

Previously, the highest scoring World Cup was in 1998 in France and in 2014 in Brazil with 171 goals before they were both broke. 

Mbappe’s third saw him move on to four goals in World Cup finals overall, taking him clear of Hurst, PeleVava and Zinedine Zidane as the leading scorer in the biggest game in football.

It was also enough for the Paris Saint-Germain forward to win the Golden Boot ahead of his clubmate Messi, although that came as scant consolation as France ultimately fell short in a penalty shootout.

Nonetheless, Mbappe’s history-making heroics saw him end the 2022 edition of the World Cup with an identical record to Brazil legend Pele of 12 goals in 14 games in the tournament.

Only five players have ever scored more World Cup goals than the 23-year-old, who will have Miroslav Klose‘s all-time record of 16 in his sights at future tournaments.