Number of scored goals
Germany (13), Netherlands (12), and Argentina (10) lead with the highest number of scored goals during this World Cup 2010.
However, if we check the average number of scored goals per game we get that many teams had an average of circa 2 scored goals per game: Germany (2.167), Argentina (2), Brazil (1.8), Portugal (1.75), Netherlands (1.71), Uruguay (1.5), and Korea Republic (1.5). Spain shows only an average of 1.14 scored goals per game.
Number of taken goals
As we have done for the analysis of the soccer world cup 2006, we check now the number of taken goals in total and in average. Of the teams that reached the 16 team stage, the teams who took less goals in total were: Portugal (1), Spain (2), Paraguay (2), Japan(2), Germany (3), Brazil (4), Uruguay (5), England (59, Netherlands (6) , etc...
Let's check now the same number of taken goals in average per game. Here the lead is definitely on Portugal (0.25) and Spain (0.29). After them come Switzerland (0.33), Paraguay(0.4), Germany and Japan (0.5).
If we calculate the very simple fit measure as:
fit measure = average number of scored goals - average number of taken goals
we have the following ranking: Germany (1.7), Portugal (1.5), Brazil (1), Netherlands and Spain (0.9), Argentina (0.8), etc...
For the world cup 2006 Italy was also not the team with the highest fit measure. It was only the 3rd. This probably means that my fit measure is not very precise. I imagine that the average number of taken goals is actually more important than the average number of scored goals per game.
I should modify my fit measure for the next soccer world cup.
For now just Buenos Dias!