Goal.com counts down to the final...The World Cup 2010 is entering the business end of the tournament and there are just 10 days left for a competition that has been pockmarked by referee errors, striking players and vuvuzelas.
From now until the end of the tournament Goal.com UK will be counting down to the final on July 11 with with a range of statistics relevant to the number of days remaining in this year's competition.
Today, with 10 days to go, it's time to look at a range of facts surrounding perfect 10s.
- The top scorers at this summer's World Cup so far are Diego Maradona's Argentina, who have smashed home 10 goals, the only team in double figures.
- South Korea have taken the most free-kicks on goal in South Africa, lining up 10 but, rather embarrassingly, scoring just one.
- The much maligned Martin Palermo has the best minutes-per-goal ratio at the tournament, at 10 minutes, having scored in his short cameo against Greece in the group stage.
- The fastest goal ever in a World Cup finals match was scored by Turkey's Hakan Sukur after just 10.89 seconds in the third place play-off against South Korea in 2002.
- While players like David Villa are hauling their sides through the stages single-handedly this time around, previous teams have been far more democratic with their goalscoring. In 1982 10 different France players scored during their ultimately unsuccessful trip to the final. In 2006 the same number of Italian players netted in their World Cup winning campaign.
- The most World Cup clean sheets are shared by England Peter Shilton and eccentric French shot-stopper Fabien Barthez, who have both kept teams out 10 times in their World Cup campaigns; Shilton from 1982 to 1990, Barthez in 1998, 2002 and 2006.
- While they are this year's top scoring team, the Argentine's also hold a less favourable record, with the most ever World Cup sendings offs, wracking up 10 in total.
- When Kaka was dismissed against the Ivory Coast, Brazil picked up their 10th red card at the World Cup, a joint-record with Argentina.
- In 2002, Spain got very used to the penalty spot, having to take a total of 10 spot-kicks.
- The most goals scored by a team in one match was in 1982 when Hungary served up a smashing against El Salvador, netting 10 goals in a 10-1 win.
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