What is GF, GA, GD, MP, W, D, L, Pts in Football (Soccer) ?


World Cup 2018 is on now, when we check information we see group tables like the following one:


So what do GF, GA, GD, MP, W, D, L, Pts mean in Football ?

MP: Matches Played.  How many matches has been played.

W: Won.  Number of Won matches.

D:  Draw.  Number of tie matches.

L:   Loss.  Number of lost matches,

GF:  Goals For.  Number of goals scored.

GA: Goals Against. Number of goals conceded. (goals failed, other teams GF totally)

GD: Goals Difference.  Normally and simply, GD = GF – GA.

Pts:  Points. (For example, in World Cup group matches, if a team wins it will get 3 points, if ties it will get 1 point, if it lost then get 0)