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13 Insane World Cup Records


How many World Cup Records do you know? UPDATE: Miroslav Klose now has 16 goals!

1. Least time from kickoff to goal – 10.8 seconds (Turkey’s Hakan Sukur against Korea in 2002)
2. All-time leading scorer in the World Cup – Ronaldo & Klose, 15 goals
3. Most red cards over a world cup tournament – 28 in 2006
4. Biggest victory in a World Cup qualifying match – Australia 31, American Samoa 0 in 2001.
5. Archie Thompson scored 13 goals, also a record.
6. Most Own Goals — 2 – Portugal and USA each scored against themselves in a 2002 game
7. Youngest player to score at the world cup – Pelé! He did it at 17 years, 239 days.
8. Oldest player to score in a world cup – Cameroon’s Roger Milla at 42 years, 39 days.
9. Biggest crowd at a game – 173,850 watched Uruguay upset Brazil at the Maracanã Stadium in 1950. The game was so disastrous that Brazilians still refer to the game as the “Maracanaço” or The Maracanã Blow.
10. Most widely viewed sporting event in history – the 2010 World Cup, shown in every country and territory on Earth including Antarctica.
11. Most Saves in a match, Tim Howard, USA, 16
12. Latest regular time goal, Silvestre Varela, Portugal, 95th minute.
13. Latest goal, Abdelmoumene Djabou, Algeria, 121st minute.

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