FACTOID

Financial Chronicle - - EDIT, OPED, THE WORKS - JA­GAN­NATH CHAT­TER­JEE

Thirty one goals in a foot­ball match? Sounds un­re­al­is­tic, but that is what ex­actly hap­pened in a foot­ball match be­tween Aus­tralian and Amer­i­can Samoa na­tional as­so­ci­a­tion foot­ball teams played each other. It was not a friendly in­ter­na­tional foot­ball match but a qual­i­fy­ing match for the 2002 FIFA world cup. On April 11, 2001, the match was played at the In­ter­na­tional Sports Sta­dium in Coffs Har­bour, Aus­tralia, where the Aus­tralian team set a world record of largest vic­tory in an in­ter­na­tional foot­ball match by win­ning the match 31-0. Archie Thomp­son also scored a record 13 goals in a sin­gle in­ter­na­tional foot­ball match in World War I.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.