Luis Chávez’s impressive 75mph free kick against Saudi Arabia was the most powerful goal of the group stage.
REVEALED: Luis Chavez’s astonishing 75mph free-kick against Saudi Arabia was the most powerful shot to lead to a goal in the group stage… AHEAD of Ritsu Doan’s long shot and Niclas Fullkrug’s shot against Spain
- On-ball technology has tracked the power of every goal during the group stage
- Luis Chávez’s free kick against Saudi Arabia was the most powerful goal yet
- Ritsu Doan’s goal against Spain was second ahead of Niclas Fullkrug’s equalizing goal
- Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale’s penalties were also among the fastest
- Marcus Rashford’s first game for England against Wales was in the top 10 by proxy
Luis Chávez’s bullet free kick for Mexico against Saudi Arabia was the most powerful goal of the World Cup group stage.
Ball technology housed inside the adidas Al Rilha ball has tracked every goal scored during the group stage and evaluated its power.
With a top speed of over 75mph, Chávez’s forceful effort from just over 30 yards topped the table ahead of Ritsu Doan’s goal against Spain, which forced an error from goalkeeper Unai Simon and had a top speed just shy of from 75 mph.
Luis Chávez’s free-kick against Saudi Arabia was the most powerful goal of the group stage
His excellent effort reached a top speed of 75 mph and he was hit from a distance of over 30 yards.
The astonishing speed and distance of Chávez’s free kick against Saudi Arabia has led many fans to rate the goal as one of the goals of the tournament so far.
Niclas Fullkrug’s equalizer against Spain also ranked as one of the fastest shots in the tournament so far with a top speed of 73mph.
The German’s effort, in fact, had a faster average speed than the long shots from Chavez and Doan, traveling 7 mph higher on average at 68 mph.
Ritsu Doan’s long shot was second on the power chart, reaching a top speed just shy of 75 mph.
Marcus Rashford, who scored twice against Wales in England’s group stage final win, was fifth on the list behind Cristiano Ronaldo, whose penalty shot against Ghana hit a top speed of 73mph.
Gareth Bale’s thunderous shot from the penalty spot against the USA also recorded as one of the most powerful goals of the group stage, reaching a top speed of 71mph.
Youssef En-Nesyri, Cody Gakpo, Lionel Messi and Carlos Soler were also in the top 10 for goals against Canada, Ecuador, Mexico and Costa Rica respectively.
Marcus Rashford’s free kick against Wales was England’s fastest goal during the group stage