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Top 10 biggest World Cup wins ever and Germany’s 7-1 demolition over Brazil doesn’t even make the cut

THE World Cup never fails to produce some shocking results and the list of the top ten biggest wins proves that.

Germany’s demolition of Brazil in 2014 is one that immediately pops into people’s minds, while the 2018 tournament included some high-scoring affairs.

Brazil were heavily beaten by Germany 7-1 in the 2014 World Cup finals.

England thrashed Panama 6-1, Belgium hit five past Tunisia in their 5-2 win and Russia started the tournament with a thrilling 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia.

However, none of these games have made the top ten in terms of the biggest wins in World Cup history.

Here are the ten thrashings that fans will be hoping their sides can emulate at the World Cup in Qatar this month.

= 7. Portugal 7-0 DPR Korea – 2010

Raul Meireles scored the first goal for Portugal in their 7-0 win over DPR Korea in 2010.

Cristiano Ronaldo netted his first international goal for over a year, although it turned out to be the only one of the tournament for the current Manchester United forward.

Raul Meireles, Simao, Hugo Almeida, Liedson and Tiago (two) also scored in the match for Portugal, although the side would exit the tournament in the round of 16 atthe hands of Spain.

=7. Poland 7-0 Haiti – 1974

Poland showed their power against Haiti as they won 7-0.

A perfect game for Poland in which Andrzej Szarmach netted a hat-trick.

Grzegorz Lato (two), Jerzy Gorgon, and Kazimierz Deyna also got on the scoresheet as the side went on to finish third in the tournament.

=7. Turkey 7-0 Korea Republic – 1954

Turkey’s Suat Mamat netted a brace against Korea Republic in their 7-0 win.

The 1954 World Cup in Switzerland threw up some spectacular scorelines and Turkey’s thrashing of Korea Republic was just one of them.

Burhan Sargun bagged a hat trick and was joined on the scoresheet by Suat Mamat, Erol Keskin and Lefter Kucukandonyadis

=7. Uruguay 7-0 Scotland – 1954

Scottish goalkeeper Fred Martin was unable to stop the flow of goals from Uruguay.

Scotland’s first World Cup did not go well as they lost both of their games.

Against Uruguay Carlos Borges got himself a hat-trick, while Oscar Miguez and Julio Abbadie both scored twice.

=4. Germany 8-0 Saudi Arabia – 2002

Miroslav Klose was on fire in Germany’s win over Saudi Arabia in 2002.

Germany opened the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea in electric fashion as they hammered Saudi Arabia.

Miroslav Klose scored three and was joined by Michael Ballack, Carsten Jancker, Thomas Linke, Oliver Bierhoff and Bernd Schneider on the scoresheet.

=4. Uruguay 8-0 Bolivia – 1950

Uruguay went on to win the tournament after beating Bolivia

After France withdrew from the tournament in Brazil, eventual winners Uruguay only played one group game, but certainly proved their credentials against Bolivia.

A hat-trick for Oscar Míguez helped them on their way to their brilliant victory, and he would finish as the second-highest scorer in the tournament only behind Brazil’s Ademir.

=4. Sweden 8-0 Cuba – 1938

Swedish fans saw two of their players score hat-tricks in their impressive win over Cuba.

Going way back now, but Sweden’s destruction of Cuba in the quarter-finals remains one of the greatest wins.

Both Harry Andersson and Gustav Wetterstrom scored hat-tricks, while Tore Keller and Arne Nyberg also found the net.

=2. Yugoslavia 9-0 Zaire – 1974

Zaire goalkeeper Tubilandu Ndimbi was not able to stop Yugoslavia’s powerful attackers.

Zaire, now known as DR Congo, did not enjoy their World Cup campaign as they lost to Scotland 2-0 before their hammering by Yugoslavia.

Dusan Bajevic starred in the game as he scored a hat-trick while six other players also grabbed a goal.

=2. Hungary 9-0 South Korea – 1954

Hungary has made the list of biggest wins in World Cup history twice.

Ferenc Puskas scored the first and last goal of the game as Hungary made clear their aim of winning the tournament.

They would go on to the final but missed out on the trophy as they were beaten 3-2 by West Germany.

1. Hungary 10-1 El Salvador – 1982

Hungary’s 10-1 win over El Salvador is the biggest win in World Cup history.
Laszlo Kiss scored a hat-trick in the match after coming on as a substitute.

After qualifying for the World Cup amidst an ongoing civil war in their own country, El Salvador were not able to compete.

They were thrashed by Hungary as substitute Laszlo Kiss scored a seven-minute hat-trick.

However, neither team made it out of the group as they both fell behind Belgium and Argentina.

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