JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 17: Gonzalo Higuain of Argentina heads in his third goal and his side's fourth during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Argentina and South Korea at Soccer City Stadium on June 17, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Group D is the only group that stands out in terms of passing totals, while Group B had the highest shooting percentage:
Argentina really stands out in the shooting department - they took the most shots, scored the most goals, and despite being up big to
Australia South Korea, allowed the second-fewest shots of any advancing team. To some extent that shows the weakness of Group D, but it also shows how good of a team they are:
|Shots F||Goals||Sh%||Shots A||Goals||Sh%|
At the other end, we have very timely goal-scoring from South Korea and Mexico.
If you were looking for weaker performance by Argentina in the passing department, you weren't going to find it:
|Passes||For||Weighted||Vs||Weighted||% of Pass|
Uruguay's an interesting case here - they didn't appear to have a lot of ball possession, but they had pretty good control of their scoring opportunities, and they spent a lot of their time with the lead. It's hard to know what to make of them finishing dead last in passing among the 16 teams that have finished their schedules so far.