Moscow (June 27, 2018): In FIFA World Cup 2018, new record of 22 penalties is set till now. Prior to this, 18 penalties were recorded highest in a mega event. While, 9 penalties were helped with VAR system.
In the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia, 22 penalties are announced in 40 matches till now, which sets a new world record. Previously, in mega events of 1990, 1998 and 2002, 18 penalties were recorded highest, whereas, in 1998, highest of 17 were converted in goals.Total of 182 penalties were announced in all 21 world cups, 147 of which were converted in goals. 22 were saved by keepers while 13 were missed.In the current going World cup, record-breaking 22 penalties are given till now, 9 of which were supported by Video Assistance Referee (VAR) system. 17 of these penalties were converted into goals, making it equal to previous record.One more goal converted penalty will set another record. Few referees don’t prefer to use VAR system.Match-penalty ratio until now is almost 0.52, and according to this 12 more penalties are expected in remaining 24 matches.