World Cup: Group C Passing and Shooting Stats

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 23: Landon Donovan of the United States celebrates scoring the winning goal that sends the USA through to the second round during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between USA and Algeria at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on June 23, 2010 in Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Group C had slightly less passing than the World Cup as a whole has had, and about five fewer goals:

Passes/G Weighted Avg Shots/G Goals/G Shot%
Group C 330 70.18 21.3 10.50 0.75 7.14
Overall 350 74.95 21.4 10.71 1.04 9.71

There isn't much to differentiate the play of the US, Slovenia and Algeria, while England clearly played better than the rest of the group:

Passes For Weighted Vs Weighted % of Pass
USA 881 195.1 953 210.1 48.0
England 1200 265 811 177.5 59.7
Slovenia 886 185.4 1032 210.5 46.2
Algeria 993 196.7 1164 244.1 46.0

In terms of shooting, the US played a very high-tempo game, particularly against Algeria:

Shots F Goals Sh% Shots A Goals Sh%
USA 41 4 9.76 35 3 8.57
England 36 2 5.56 23 1 4.35
Slovenia 18 3 16.67 33 3 9.09
Algeria 31 0 0.00 35 2 5.71

Slovenia, on the other hand, barely sniffed the net, and were extremely lucky to come away with a point against the US.

The game-by-game passing totals follow:

Team Passes Weighted Avg Shots Goals Team Passes Weighted Avg Shots Goals
USA 344 78.5 22.8 19 1 Algeria 300 65 21.7 16 0
USA 288 57.3 19.9 12 2 Slovenia 282 64 22.7 6 2
USA 249 59.3 23.8 10 1 England 371 81.1 21.9 13 1
Total 881 195.1 22.1 41 4 Total 953 210.1 22.0 35 3
Team Passes Weighted Avg Shots Goals Team Passes Weighted Avg Shots Goals
England 433 92.9 21.5 11 0 Algeria 345 69.5 20.1 6 0
England 396 91 23.0 12 1 Slovenia 217 48.7 22.4 7 0
England 371 81.1 21.9 13 1 USA 249 59.3 23.8 10 1
Total 1200 265 22.1 36 2 Total 811 177.5 21.9 23 1
Team Passes Weighted Avg Shots Goals Team Passes Weighted Avg Shots Goals
Slovenia 282 64 22.7 6 2 USA 288 57.3 19.9 12 2
Slovenia 217 48.7 22.4 7 0 England 396 91 23.0 12 1
Slovenia 387 72.7 18.8 5 1 Algeria 348 62.2 17.9 9 0
Total 886 185.4 20.9 18 3 Total 1032 210.5 20.4 33 3
Team Passes Weighted Avg Shots Goals Team Passes Weighted Avg Shots Goals
Algeria 300 65 21.7 16 0 USA 344 78.5 22.8 19 1
Algeria 345 69.5 20.1 6 0 England 433 92.9 21.5 11 0
Algeria 348 62.2 17.9 9 0 Slovenia 387 72.7 18.8 5 1
Total 993 196.7 19.8 31 0 Total 1164 244.1 21.0 35 2
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