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Fiji have broken the record for the biggest ever international football win

Published 05/07/2015 | 14:41

Fifa hammered Micronesia 38-0 at the Pacific Games Photo: GETTY IMAGES
Fifa hammered Micronesia 38-0 at the Pacific Games Photo: GETTY IMAGES

a Fiji have broken the record for the biggest win in international football with a 38-0 victory over the Federated States of Micronesia, according to Pacific Games organisers.

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Fiji led 21-0 lead at half-time with Antonio Tuivuna scoring 10 goals for Fiji. However, Fifa may not recognise the win as the matches are between under-23 sides.

Pacific Games organisers claim the result has broken the 2001 record when Australia beat American Samoa 31-0 in an Oceania confederation qualifier for the 2002 World Cup.

The 15th Pacific Games which end July 18 had its first full day of competition on Sunday. There are 24 mostly Pacific Island countries competing.

Micronesia were also hammered 30-0 by Tahiti on Friday in the Games which are doubling as the Oceania qualifying tournament for next year's Rio Olympics.

Australia and New Zealand have been invited for the first time to compete in four Olympic disciplines - taekwondo, sailing, rugby sevens and weightlifting.

Telegraph.co.uk

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