Women's World Cup: Statistical Analysis From Day 4

Want Women's World Cup records? Brazil's Formiga (above) and teammate Marta gave us two historic moments on Tuesday night. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Throughout the Women's World Cup, ESPN Stats & Information will provide daily breakdowns and analysis of the day's action.

Notes from Day 4

* Marta scored her 15th Women's World Cup goal in Brazil's 2-0 victory over South Korea, breaking a tie with Birgit Prinz for the most career goals in WWC history. Marta's 15 goals came in 15 World Cup games.

* Marta was not the only Brazilian making history; Formiga became the second woman to appear in six World Cups (Japan's Homare Sawa is the other) and celebrated by scoring the second World Cup goal of her career. With that goal, Formiga became the oldest player (37 years, 98 days) to score at the Women's World Cup.

* France defeated England 1-0 on a 27-yard strike by Eugénie Le Sommer in the 29th minute. Les Blues are now unbeaten in their past 16 matches against England (9-0-7), with their most recent loss coming in 1974.

* France completed 79.2 percent of its passes against England, the highest percentage in a Women's World Cup game since Japan completed 81.4 percent in a 2011 group-stage match, also against England.

* In each country's first Women's World Cup appearance, Spain and Costa Rica played to a 1-1 draw. Spain held a 1-0 lead for a total of 76 seconds before Costa Rica's Raquel Rodriguez scored the equalizer in the 14th minute, marking the shortest time between goals in this World Cup.

* The final score between Spain and Costa Rica might be misleading; Spain had 16 more shots and 231 more completed passes than Costa Rica, as it possessed the ball for the majority of the match.

* Mexico is still seeking its first-ever Women's World Cup win (0-4-3) after a 1-1 draw against Colombia. Mexico now has three draws in the past two World Cups, the most of any team.

Trends from the first four days

* There have been 40 goals (3.3 per match) in the first 12 matches, 14 more than there were through the first 12 games in the 2011 Women's World Cup.

* The average margin of victory in the first 12 games was 2.3 goals, on pace to be the highest since the 2003 Women's World Cup. Yet, there have also been three draws in 12 games, matching the total from the entire group stage in 2011.

* Three different players had a hat trick in the first four days (Germany's Celia Sasic and Anja Mittag and Cameroon's Gaelle Enganamouit). There had been five total hat tricks in the previous three World Cups combined.

* CONCACAF teams are 2-0-2 so far in this tournament, with wins by the United States and Canada and draws by Costa Rica and Mexico. No other federation is undefeated.

* Still looking for an upset? The teams FiveThirtyEight favored in their pre-tournament WSPI projections are 9-0-3 through the first four days.