The United States football team completely battered the Thailand side with a 13-0 victory on Wednesday morning to record the greatest ever win in FIFA World Cup history in both the men’s and women’s edition of the tournament.
Alex Morgan scored as many as five goals as the defending champions frolicked to triumph at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, leaving the Thailand players unmistakably stunned, shocked and upset.
The margin of victory has outperformed Germany’s 11-0 thrashing of Argentina in the group stages of the 2007 Women’s World Cup. This margin is already four goals more than the existing record in Men’s FIFA World Cup.
Morgan’s five-goals has now equalled the record number scored by Michelle Akers against the Chinese team in 1991.
Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis both scored for the United States, while Lindsay Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mal Pugh and Carli Loyd also contributed to the 13 goals scored.
The Thailand team would want to forget this outing before they take on Sweden on 16 June, Sunday. On the other hand, after having stamped their authority, the United States would look to carry forward their superb form when they meet Chile on the same day.