Tie Matches Missing from World Cup This Year

Since the 2014 FIFA World Cup opened in Brazil, an unusually high 11 matches have been played with no ties.

This is the highest number of clear victories since the first World Cup in 1930, according to Infostrada Sports on Monday.

The previous record dates to the 1934 World Cup in Italy, when there were no ties for the first nine matches.

It was broken this year as France beat Honduras 3-0 in Group E's second match. In the 11th game of the World Cup, Argentina defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1.

There was an average of 3.36 goals per game through the 11 games, a higher number of goals than in the last five World Cups.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jun. 17, 2014 09:03 KST