PictureWout Weghorst became the first ever Netherlands substitute to score 2 goals in a World Cup game.

 The statistics on 2022 World Cup day 18 (9 December)

*Brazil became the first team in World Cup history to be eliminated in a playoff stage game after going 1-0 up in extra-time.

*Neymar has reached 77 goals for Brazil, equaling Pelé as the national record co-holder.

*Сroatia is the 3rd team to overcome a World Cup tie from the quarter-finals onwards with a single shot on goal. It was previously achieved by Germany against the United States in 2002 and Italy against France in 2006.

*Dominik Livakovic has saved for Croatia 4 penalties during World Cup penalty shoot-outs, the joint-most of any goalkeeper in the tournament's history.

*Croatia have won all 4 of their World Cup penalty shootouts. Only Germany (4) have been involved in as many World Cup penalty shootouts and still have a 100% winning record.

*Lionel Messi has assisted 5 goals in the World Cup knockout stages; the most in the knockout rounds since 1966, surpassing Pelé (4 assists).

*Messi has equaled Gabriel Batistuta as Argentina's top scorer in the World Cup (10 goals for each).

*Weghorst is the 3rd substitute to score 2 goals in a knockout match in all World Cup history, after Roger Milla (Cameroon, against Colombia in 1990) and Andre Schürrle (Germany, against Brazil in 2014).

*Weghorst is the 2nd Netherlands player to score twice in a knockout match at the World Cup, after Wesley Sneijder against Brazil in the 2010 quarter-finals (2-1).

*Weghorst’s equaliser was timed at 100:30. This is the latest ever second half goal in a World Cup knockout stage game.

*For the first time in the history of the World Cup, a team (Argentina) has won two penalty shootouts (one in 2014, one in 2022) against the same rival (Netherlands).

*Louis van Gaal (Netherlands) has never lost a World Cup match as a coach (8 wins and 4 draws in 12 games; equaled the record unbeaten streak of Luiz Felipe Scolari) but he has been eliminated twice on penalty shootouts against Argentina. 

*Netherlands vs Argentina became the game with join-most number of cards (16) in the history of the World Cup, along with Germany vs Cameroon (2-0) on 11 June 2002 and Portugal vs Netherlands (1-0) on 25 June 2006.

*Argentina have won their 5th penalty shootout (from 6) in a World Cup game, most of any side in the history of the tournament.

*Netherlands have lost their 3rd penalty shootout (from 4) in a World Cup game; only Spain have lost more (4).

*Netherlands have beaten at the 2022 World Cup the African Cup of Nations holders Senegal (2-0), the Asian Cup holders Qatar (2-0), the CONCACAF Gold Cup holders USA (3-1) but have been eventually stopped by the only remaining continental champions, the Copa América holders Argentina.