Analysis of Goal Scoring in All Continents Soccer Tournament


  • Mohd Faridz Ahmad Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perlis Branch, Arau Campus
  • Sharifah Maimunah Syed Mud Puad Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA Negeri Sembilan Branch, Seremban Campus
  • Aishah Nadirah Mohamed Alauddin Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA Negeri Sembilan Branch, Seremban Campus



soccer, FIFA, goals, first half, second half


The objective of this study was to analyze and quantify the goals scored at different period of match duration in all continent soccer tournaments. This study performed quantitative study which examined a total of 713 goals from 290 matches at 7 different soccer tournaments have been analyzed by using highlights from YouTube and FIFA official website. The results showed that majority of the tournaments score more at second half beginning with CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019, followed by World Cup 2018, EURO 2016, Africa Cup of Nations 2019, Copa America 2019 and lastly Asian Cup 2019. In contrast, only Oceania Nations Cup 2016 showed more goals had been scored in 1st half. As summary, fitness components, tactical and mental aspect become the main factor that needs to be focus by coaches in order to reduce team goal’s conceding.   Keywords: soccer, FIFA, goals


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