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Thirty one goals in a football match? Sounds unrealistic, but that is what exactly happened in a football match between Australian and American Samoa national association football teams played each other. It was not a friendly international football match but a qualifying match for the 2002 FIFA world cup. On April 11, 2001, the match was played at the International Sports Stadium in Coffs Harbour, Australia, where the Australian team set a world record of largest victory in an international football match by winning the match 31-0. Archie Thompson also scored a record 13 goals in a single international football match in World War I.

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