The FIFA World Cup has seen many high-scoring matches throughout its history which are recognized as the most goals in World cup game ever played. On 26/06/1954, an impressive 12 goals between Austria 7-5 Switzerland at the Switzerland 1954 World Cup still hold the record for the most goals scored in a single World Cup game or the highest goal total ever in a football World Cup match.
FIFA World Cup is considered the best soccer tournament on earth for many reasons. There have been 22 final tournaments, 80 national teams have competed overall, and 22 final tournaments have been held as of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Argentina are the current champion and Brazil is the most successful team in FIFA World Cup history with 5 titles. It’s here take look at the most goals in a world cup game ever played since 1930 to till date.
Most Goals Scored In A World Cup Game | Highest goal-scoring match in World Cup 1930-2022
|World Cup||Highest goal-scoring Team||Goals||Opponents|
|1982 Spain||Hungary||10-1||El Salvador|
|1974 Germany||Yugoslavia||9-0||Congo DR|
|1954 Switzerland||Hungary||9-0||South Korea|
|2002 Japan/South Korea||Germany||8-0||Saudi Arabia|
|1966 England||Portugal||5-3||North Korea|
|2022 Qatar||Spain||7-0||Costa Rica|
|2010 South Africa||Portugal||7-0||North Korea|
|2002 Japan/South Korea||Costa Rica||2-5||Brazil|
|1982 Spain||Scotland||5-2||New Zealand|
|1954 Switzerland||Turkey||7-0||South Korea|
|2022 Qatar||Costa Rica||2-4||Germany|
12 Goals: Austria 7-5 Switzerland at the Switzerland 1954 World Cup
The 1954 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals match between Austria and Switzerland took place on June 26, 1954, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Austria won the match 7-5 in one of the highest-scoring matches in World Cup history. Switzerland was leading 3-0 after 20 minutes, but Austria scored five goals in the next 15 minutes to take a 5-4 lead into the half. This World Cup match was known for its high-scoring and exciting play by both teams, and it was also regarded as one of the most memorable and entertaining matches in tournament history. Austria eventually won the match 7-5.
11 Goals – Hungary 8-3 West Germany at Switzerland 1954 World Cup
At the 1954 FIFA World Cup, Hungary faced West Germany in one of the most exciting games ever played. Hungary performed so well that everyone remembers their match from June 20, 1954. The Hungarian team was known as the “Magical Magyars (Golden Team),” and was regarded as one of the best in the world at the time. This was the second-highest goal-scoring match in a football World Cup record for the 1954 World Cup, following the 12-goals game between Austria and Switzerland. Hungary ultimately won the match 8-3.
11 Goals – Hungary 10-1 El Salvador at the Spain 1982 World Cup
On June 15, 1982, Hungary defeated El Salvador 10-1 in Group 3 of the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain, setting the record for the most goals scored in a single World Cup match. Hungary dominated the game from start to finish, scoring six goals in the first half and four in the second. El Salvador scored the game’s first goal in the 84th minute. It was both teams’ first match in the group stage. This was the first time these two teams met in the World Cup, but both Hungary and El Salvador were eliminated in the group stage by Belgium and Argentina, respectively.
11 Goals – Brazil 6-5 Poland at the France 1938 World Cup
Until 1954, when Austria defeated Switzerland 7-5, this match between Brazil vs Poland was the most goal-scoring game in FIFA world cup history. Brazil vs Poland match took a place at the 1938 FIFA World Cup in France. Which is still remembered as the most shocking match that ever happened because this was Poland’s first ever FIFA World Cup match as newbies. Brazil scored six goals, while Poland scored five in the 1938 World Cup in France. It is also Brazil’s highest-scoring match in a FIFA World Cup tournament.
10 Goals – France 7-3 Paraguay at the Sweden 1958 World Cup
The 1958 FIFA World Cup was won by Brazil but this match between France and Paraguay was kind of a nightmare for Paraguay fans. The French striker Just Fontaine’s 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup is still a record that has yet to be broken. With Just Fontaine’s hat trick goal in the first half, France managed to score 5 goals later in the second half, Frenchman scored 2 goals. At the end of 90 minutes, Paraguay netted only 3 goals by 2 players.
Just Fontaine of France won the Golden Boot in the 1958 World Cup, which was held in Sweden. He scored 13 goals in that tournament, which is still a record for the most goals scored by a single player in a single FIFA World Cup edition. Fontaine achieved this feat with only 6 games he played, he scored goals in each game, and France finished in third place.
There have been many great footballers throughout history, such as Pele, Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, and many others, who have made influential contributions to the sport. But Pele has remained the KING of football because the only player to win the world cup 3 times. He won the World Cup in 1958, 1962, and 1970 and scored 12 world cup goals.
12 Goals is the highest number of goals scored by Austria 7-5 Switzerland at Switzerland 1954 FIFA World Cup.
A record-breaking 172 goals were scored in total during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, setting a new mark for the competition.
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