December 19, 2022
Sports Tak staff
The six-goal final between France and Argentina set a World Cup record of 172 at this year's tournament in Qatar.
The previous tournament record of 171 goals was set in 1998 and 2014.
The 1998 tournament in France was the first edition in the current 64-game, 32-team format.
A new record is likely to be set at the 2026 World Cup, which has been expanded to 48 teams playing either 80 or 104 games.
The 2.63 goals per game average in Qatar is far below the World Cup record of 5.38 goals per game at the 1954 edition in Switzerland.
Argentina finally won the World Cup title, ending its wait of 36 years.
Argentina edged out defending champions France with a 4-2 score on penalties after a 3-3 draw on Sunday.
Captain Lionel Messi scored two goals and then another in the penalty shootout.