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Goals record set in European Qualifiers for Russia 2018
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Goals record set in European Qualifiers for Russia 2018

  The European qualifiers for the Russia 2018 World Cup ended with a bang as a new record was set on the number of goals ever scored throughout a qualifying phase. 794 goals were scored in the 270 games that were played, resulting in the qualifiers being tagged as the highest scoring ever. According to UEFA, the most goals that were scored previously in European World Cup qualifying groups was 760 with 276 games played in 2006. Meanwhile, the teams that hit the back of the net the most in the qualifying phase were Belgium and Germany with 43 goals each, which is the most goals ever scored by teams in a single European Qualifying group for a World Cup or EURO competition. Robert Lewandowski also had the highest number of goals scored by a player with 16 goals to his name...