The greatest thrashings in women’s and U-20 soccer world championships

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The greatest thrashing in history has just been recorded in the U-20 World Cup in Poland: Norway literally crushed Honduras with 12-0

The greatest thrashings in women's and U-20 soccer world championships

Recently, in the U-20 world championship played in Poland, a historic win came up with Norway as the protagonist, a team that won after beating Honduras 12-0. The main goalscorer in this match was Erling Braut Haland, who scored nine goals and who, according to El Heraldo, "placed himself at the top of the tournament and exceeded the record of goals of a match in a U-20 World Cup."

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The president of the National Soccer Federation of Honduras, Jorge Salomón, said that FIFA will carry out an investigation about that match. According to the newspaper Sol de México, Solomon told Diario Diez that "We signed an agreement with FIFA on the issue of transparency, it is automatic that they will react, we do not do anything, they proceed to do the investigation. For the result that this match had FIFA act automatically, that is normal, part of the international protocol.

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It should be noted that this is not the only historic win that has been presented in a FIFA U-20 world cup, because there have been many other cases such as Brazil-Belgium. In the world cup played in Malaysia in 1997, 'La Canarinha' triumphed 10-0 against the Europeans in the round of 16. Later, in the 2009 edition in Egypt, Tahiti was defeated 8-0 against Venezuela.

We continue with more examples such as Tahiti versus Spain. Also in the U-20 World Cup in Egypt, Spain repeated the 8-0 dose against Tahiti. Another match is that of South Korea-Brazil in the U-20 World Cup in 1997, in Malaysia. There, the South American star won 10-3. A little more recently, in 2015, in a Germany-Fiji match held on June 1, the Teutons won 8-1 at the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

In the women's championships there have also been thrashing cases

In this case, let's begin with Germany versus Argentina, played on September 10, 2007, in the fifth edition of the women's world cup disputed in China. During the opening match, the Europeans destroyed 11-0 the South Americans, which became the biggest win in the history of the tournament until that moment.

Then there is Germany- Ivory Coast. In the Women's World Cup held in Canada in 2015, Germany defeated the Côte d'Ivoire team 10-0 in the opening match in Group B. According to the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, "The forward Celia Sasic and the midfielder Anja Mittag were the main protagonists of the game by scoring three goals each of the 10 goals scored by the European team, which confirmed their status as a great favorite in the fight for the title."

Another scandal was scored in Switzerland against Ecuador. During the Canada World Cup in 2015, the Swiss team defeated Ecuador 10-1 and, according to the Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo, "The Swiss team was superior throughout the development of the game. Martina Voss-Tecklenburg's team were more into physical questions and tactics, with which they managed to press without truce, which forced the Ecuadorian team to retreat in its own area".

Finally, there is Norway against Nigeria, played on June 6, 1995, during the Women's World Cup played in Sweden, in which there was an 8-0 victory for the Scandinavians. In Japan against Sweden, during the women's world cup in 1991, held in China, the Swedish national team eliminated the Asians 8-0. In world soccer, both female and U-20, there have been many goals that have gone down in history as a surprise for spectators, players, and coaches. However, the most recent between Norway and Honduras is the biggest win in the history of both tournaments.


LatinAmerican Post | Andrea Rojas

Translated from "Las mayores goleadas en los mundiales de fútbol femenino y juvenil"

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