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I just want to know if the goal scored by a player during shoot out is counted as goal scored in the tournament or not.

For example: the goal scored by Messi will be counted or not to become the highest goal scorer in the Fifa world cup.

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Then how James Rodrigez goal counted in his total tally when he scored his last goal on a penalty kick? –  Milink Kulkarni Jul 14 at 5:44

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No, it does not get counted. For instance, if we look at the goals scored by Messi during this world cup: He has a total of 4 goals till now.

1 vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (group stage)

1 vs Iran (group stage)

2 vs Nigeria (group stage)

The statistics from FIFA summarize it the best.

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goals scored in the penalty shoot out also dont cout in other statistics. Such a game would give a goal difference of 0 for both teams in all statistics. (so you can win/loose a game by a goal difference of zero) –  Phab Jul 10 at 12:32
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To add to this, the shoot-out is only used to determine a winnning team when one is needed and does not enter any official results or statistics; if this was not the case it wold be unfair in many (more) aspects, for example that the last players are not allowed to shoot once the outcome is clear - even thogh they might still influence the goal difference (and the individual goal stats) –  Hagen von Eitzen Jul 10 at 18:11

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