USA beat Thailand 13-0 to set World Cup record


USA scored THIRTEEN goals as they set a World Cup record in beating Thailand

The previous record in a Women’s World Cup match had been when Germany beat Argentina 11-0 in 2007.
For men, the record deficit has been nine goals.

Yugoslavia beat Zaire by that score in 1974, as did Hungary’s famous team against South Korea in 1954.
Hungary had also beaten El Salvador 10-1 in 1982.

Alex Morgan comforts a crying Thai player after scoring a record breaking six goals in Team USA’s 13-0 thrashing of Thailand
The score had been a relatively respectable 3-0 at half-time but the Thai women completely fell apart late on.

With 15 minutes remaining there score was only 7-0 but the USA went on to score six more goals in the final moments – putting the ball in with virtually every attack.

Along with Morgan’s impressive double hat-trick, Rose Lavelle scored two, as did Sam Mewis.

Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also got in on the action.

The ruthless performance from the Americans left some Thai players in tears – with Suchawadee Nildhamrong spotted crying at full-time.

The thirteen goals were as many as Bolton Wanderers managed at home in 23 matches in the whole of last season.

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