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July 09, 2006

For the eighth consecutive tournament, and the 12th in 16, the total goals scored in the third-place game surpassed the overall tournament average:

Note: There was no third-place game in 1930 or 1950.

*--* Year Host Third-place result Overall Avg. 1934 Italy Germany 3, Austria 2 4.12 1938 France Brazil 4, Sweden 2 4.67 1954 Switzerland Austria 3, Uruguay 1 5.38 1958 Sweden France 6, West Germany 3 3.60 1962 Chile Chile 1, Yugoslavia 0 2.78 1966 England Portugal 2, Soviet Union 1 2.78 1970 Mexico West Germany 1, Uruguay 0 2.97 1974 West Germany Poland 1, Brazil 0 2.55 1978 Argentina Brazil 2, Italy 1 2.68 1982 Spain Poland 3, France 2 2.81 1986 Mexico France 4, Belgium 2 2.54 1990 Italy Italy 2, England 1 2.21 1994 United States Sweden 4, Bulgaria 0 2.71 1998 France Croatia 2, Netherlands 1 2.67 2002 Japan/S. Korea Turkey 3, South Korea 2 2.52 2006 Germany Germany 3, Portugal 1 2.30

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Source: FIFA

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