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FIFA World Cup 2018: 1st-minute Denmark goal doesn't crack WC's 10 fastest

The credit for the fastest World Cup goal goes to Turkey's Hasan Sukur against South Korea in 2002.

Reported by: AP , Moscow [ Updated: July 02, 2018 17:00 IST ]
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Mathias Jorgensen of Denmark celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Croatia.

Mathias Jorgensen's goal just under a minute into Sunday's knockout-round game against Croatia was Denmark's fastest World Cup goal ever, but not the fastest in tournament history, or even among the top 10.

The match entered rarer territory moments later when Mario Mandzukic evened things for Croatia, just the third time the tournament has seen two goals in the first four minutes. (FIFA WC 2018 Full Coverage)

Here are the World Cup's quickest scores, according to FIFA:

—11 seconds, Hakan Sukur, for Turkey against South Korea, 2002
—15 seconds, Vaclav Masek, for Czechoslovakia against Mexico, 1962
—25 seconds, Ernest Lehner, for Germany against Austria, 1934
—28 seconds, Bryan Robson, for England against France, 1982
—30 seconds, Clint Dempsey, for the United States against Ghana, 2014
—31 seconds, Bernard Lacombe, for France against Italy, 1978
—35 seconds, Emile Veinante, for France against Belgium, 1938
—35 seconds, Arne Nyberg, for Sweden against Hungary, 1938
—50 seconds, Adalbert Desu, for Romania against Peru, 1930
—50 seconds, Florian Albert, for Hungary against Bulgaria, 1962
—50 seconds, Seung Zin Pak, for North Korea against Portugal, 1966
—52 seconds, Celso Ayala, for Paraguay against Nigeria, 1998

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