Merciless USA break World Cup record against Thailand


The United States recorded the biggest ever victory in the Fifa Women's World Cup as they crushed Thailand 13-0. Carli Lloyd capped off the night with the final goal in injury time, a three-minute period that must have felt like three hours for the Thailand players.

It's hard to place a negative when a team wins 13-0, but despite the late goal scored, captain Megan Rapinoe didn't have a great game against Thailand, and her issue was mainly on her crosses coming from the left.

European champions the Netherlands began their campaign with a 1-0 win over New Zealand in Le Havre.

They would go on to score nine more, taking their tally of goals in the competition to 125, more than an eighth of the total scored by all teams all time.

Alex Morgan scored five times for the United States with two goals apiece for Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis. Chile fell to Sweden, 2-0, to open group play on Tuesday and is 0-3-2 in its last five outings.

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It's the first of three matches for the the tournament's opening round.

Only Germany (five) can boast more hat-trick scorers in Women's World Cup matches than United States of America, with Alex Morgan becoming the fourth player do so for her country (Carli Lloyd, Michelle Akers and Carin Jennings are the others).

Highest-scoring game: 13 goals Before Tuesday, there had never been more than 11 goals in a Women's World Cup match - that's counting goals from both teams.

U.S. is the reigning Women's World Cup champion. Lloyd has seven career goals in World Cup play, including three in the 2015 final against Japan.

Jill Ellis' side will then be up against Sweden in Le Havre in 20 June, in a game that is likely to decide which side tops the group.