Picture : Spain entered today in the History of the largest goal difference in World Cup !
The wins with largest goal difference
*The Spain victory over Costa Rica (7-0) became the 11th with 7+ goal difference (GD) in the history of World Cup. They are listed in the table below.
*For Spain, it is the biggest ever win in the tournament, and they have scored so many goals in a single World Cup game for the first time.
*As for Costa Rica, they suffered the worst defeat of all their history (equaling 0-7 loss against Mexico in a friendly match that was played on 17 August 1975).
*Spain have scored 7 goals from just 7 shots on goal. Such a perfect conversion was not yet seen in a World Cup match ever.
*Costa Rica has not made a single shot against Spain. Since 1966 there was only one precedent like this in a World Cup match. Curiously, it was the same Costa Rica who failed to produce a single shot at the only previous case (against Brazil, on 16 June 1990).
*Spain have done 1000 accurate passes against Costa Rica: the biggest amount in a World Cup match without extra-time since 1966 (the start of recording the complete statistics at World Cups).
|BIGGEST WINS||AT WORLD CUPS|
|17/06/1954||Group||Hungary South Korea 9:0||9|
|18/06/1974||Group||Yugoslavia - Zaire 9:0||9|
|14/06/1982||Group||Hungary - El Salvador 10:1||9|
|12/06/1938||Quarter-finals||Sweden - Cuba 8:0||8|
|02/07/1950||Group||Uruguay - Bolivia 8:0||8|
|01/06/2002||Group||Germany - Saudi Arabia 8:0||8|
|19/06/1954||Group||Uruguay - Scotland 7:0||7|
|20/06/1954||Group||Turkey - South Korea 7:0||7|
|19/06/1974||Group||Poland - Haiti 7:0||7|
|21/06/2010||Group||Portugal - North Korea 7:0||7|
|23/11/2022||Group||Spain - Costa Rica 7:0||7|