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Croatia team among most likely to score last minute goals as World Cup approaches

Written by  The Dubrovnik Times Nov 19, 2022

With the World Cup approaching on the 21st of November, no time is more important for players to keep their cool and help secure their country the win! As national teams prepare for the biggest football competition in the world, which ones will thrive under pressure and which will drop the ball?

With this in mind, experts at BesteOnlineCasinos.com, decided to find out the number of winning goals in the extra time, the last 5 minutes and the last 30 minutes, for all players in the current World Cup squads for all seasons and competitions that they have played in. All 32 squads that are partaking in the World cup were considered, with the goal record of 576 players analysed from various national teams. 

Croatia among best for players performance under pressure 

Rank

National team

Goals scored in extra time

Goals scored in last 5 minutes

Goals scored  in last 30 minutes (excluding last 5 minutes)

Total winning goals under pressure 

1

Belgium

22

37

87

146

2

Portugal 

22

39

76

137

=3

France 

16

34

67

117

=3

England 

21

37

59

117

4

Argentina 

11

19

81

111

5

Uruguay 

18

34

53

105

6

Croatia 

18

36

45

99

7

Netherlands 

17

31

47

95

8

Poland 

14

23

53

90

9

Brazil

14

26

49

89

10

Germany

5

14

57

76

 

BesteOnlineCasinos.com can exclusively reveal that Belgium is the top team for performance under pressure. Interestingly, they have reached the final of the World Cup 14 times but have never won. Their current team members have scored 22 winning goals in extra time, 37 in the last 5 minutes and 87 in the last 30 minutes (excluding last 5 minutes) across their careers, with a total of 146 winning goals under pressure. Hoping to end that World Cup win drought is Captain Eden Hazard who has scored 2 winning goals in extra time, 4 in the last 5 minutes and 11 in the last 30 minutes.

In second position is the Portuguese national team. Surprisingly, Portugal has never won the World Cup and has only ever qualified twice. They have scored 22 goals in extra time, 39 in the last 5 minutes and 76 in the last 30 minutes (excluding last 5 minutes) with a total of 137 winning goals under pressure. Currently causing a stir off the pitch with his controversial comments about his Premier League team Manchester United, Captain Cristiano Ronaldo still has his astonishing goal record to fall back on. Ronaldo has scored 7 winning goals in extra time,16 in the last 5 minutes and 51 in the last 30 minutes

In joint third place is England and France! They have both achieved a total of 117 winning goals under pressure. England has scored 21 winning goals in extra time, 37 in the last 5 minutes, 59 in the last 30 minutes (excluding last 5 minutes) across their careers. Tottenham Hotspur striker and England Captain Harry Kane has scored the most goals under pressure in the squad. Kane has scored 5 winning goals in extra time, 10 in the last 5 minutes and 20 in the last 30 minutes. Likewise, France fare well and are in a good position to reclaim their World Cup title from 2018! Players for the 2022 squad have scored 16 winning goals in extra time, 34 in the last 5 minutes, and 67 in the last 30 minutes (excluding last 5 minutes). Atlético Madrid forward Antoine Greizmann boasts the most impressive last minute goal record of the squad with 4 winning goals scored in extra time, 6 in the last 5 minutes and 25 in the last 30 minutes

Coming in at number four is Argentina who have won the world cup twice, in 1978 and 1986, as well as being runners up three times (1930, 1990 and 2014). They have scored 11 goals in extra time, 19 in the last five minutes, and 81 in the last 30 minutes (excluding last 5 minutes) bringing their total winning goals under pressure to 111. Arguably, the greatest player of all time, Lionel Messi, has scored 5 winning goals in extra time, 9 in the last 5 minutes and 38 in the last 30 minutes.

Rounding off the top five is Uruguay who have won the World Cup twice. This squad has accumulated a total of 18 winning goals in extra time, 34 in the last 5 minutes and 53 in the last 30 minutes (excluding last 5 minutes) bringing their total winning goals under pressure to 105. Notably, the top performing player of the squad is Valencia forward Edinson Cavani who has scored 5 winning goals in extra time, 10 in the last 5 minutes and 24 in the last 30 minutes

 

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