Africa’s only representative Nigeria were knocked out after being thrashed 8-1 by Spain in the quarterfinal. Nigeria made it to the last 8 as third-best loser from the group stages.
➡ Steven Gerard’s goals were not enough as England were also dumped out of the competition by Denmark.
➡ Brazil are the only non-European nation left in the competition and they redeemed their 7-1 defeat at the 2014 World Cup to Germany with a 3-1 victory against the Germans in the quarter final.
➡ Brazil are the only South American team in the competition, meaning we were denied the opportunity of seeing Argentina greats Maradona, Riquelme, Ortega, Simeone and co.
➡ Over 100 goals have been scored in the tournament, with Italy’s Paolo Di Canio having the honour of scoring the 100th.
➡ The European teams have dominated the competition with 3 of the 4 semifinalists coming from Europe.