Australia 31 – American Samoa 0, the biggest win in history

Australia 31 – American Samoa 0, the biggest win in history
This embarrassing 31-0 it was the biggest win in history. PHOTO: capture Youtube

What has been the greatest win in international football history? It happened 11 April 2001, in a qualifying match for the World Cup in Korea and Japan 2002. The contenders were Australia, the strongest team against Samoa Oceania, it was the worst pick of the FIFA ranking. Australia, at the ease of the game, B sent a selection that endorsed him not inconsiderable figure of 31 goals poor players Samoa.

Australia-Samoa, the biggest win in history

The combined Samoa, possibly he formed with the first kids who found in exotic ocean scenery, a team of friends, who lost all matches with thrashings against potential selections Fiji Islands and Tonga, by 0-13 Y 0-8 respectively, rivals who by the way Australia had endorsed them 22 Y 16 goals so the preceding predicted a landslide of historic levels.

With this background, the selection of Australia, without power, but with professional players in their ranks, I was easy to prime before a group that was far from being a professional team, almost even be a team itself. Samoa, He was presented with an average of 18 years and even a kid 15, to make a star of David Zdrilic and Tony Popovic, but especially Archie Thopmson who with 13 goals, was going to reach the FIFA record. By the way Thompson was going to play in 2019, many years later in the Murcian Preferente at the orders of David Vidal.

the biggest win in history
Archie Thompson broke a FIFA record in that Australia 31-Samoa 0. PHOTO: capture Youtube

The party did not have much history, any, the same one that would have had one of fry against one of juveniles. The proof was that Samoa's first and only shot was with 29 a 0 and he was stopped by the Australian goalkeeper without much difficulty, which made clear the enormous gap in the ocean area and why years later, Australians asked to compete in the Asian zone to find more opposition and to be more prepared when competing.


Alberto Llopis

Alberto Llopis

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