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Previous World Cup Preliminary Competitions At a Glance

FINALS PRELIMINARY COMPETITION
Year Host Teams Teams Matches Goals Goals per match
1930 URU 13 — — — —
1934 ITA 16 27 27 141 5.22
1938 FRA 15 21 22 96 4.36
1950 BRA 13 19 26 121 4.65
1954 SWI 16 33 57 208 3.65
1958 SWD 16 46 89 341 3.83
1962 CHI 16 49 92 325 3.53
1966 ENG 16 51 127 393 3.09
1970 MEX 16 68 172 542 3.15
1974 GER 16 90 226 620 2.74
1978 ARG 16 95 252 723 2.87
1982 SPA 24 103 306 797 2.60
1986 MEX 24 110 308 801 2.60
1990 ITA 24 103 314 735 2.34
1994 USA 24 130 497 1446 2.91
1998 FRA 32 168 643 1922 2.99
2002 K/J 32 193 111 2452 3.16
2006 GER 32 194 847 2464 2.91
TOTAL TOTAL 4,782 14,127 2.95

Includes all matches until the end of the preliminary competition for the 2006 FIFA World Cupm