What's the fastest ever goal in World Cup history?
On Tuesday morning (June 17), USA's Clint Dempsey went into the record books by scoring a goal in the fastest time this World Cup.
But what is the fastest a goal has ever been scored in the World Cup?
According to the official statistics from FIFA, it's this gem from Hakan Sukur in the play-off match for third and fourth placing during the 2002 World Cup.
Turkey won that game 3-2 just in case you were wondering.
So where does Clint Dempsey's goal ranked in the annals of history?
According to a tweet by ESPN this morning, it's number five.
Dempsey's goal just beat Bryan Robson's 1982 effort against France by a mere 1 second.
Czechoslovakia's Vaclav Masek's 1962 goal was notable because before his, the previous record held by Ernest Lehner of Germany stood for 28 years as the fastest goal to be scored in a World Cup.
It's only the first week of the world football extravanganza and records are tumbling faster than Portugal conceding goals. Wonder what the next record to fall will be.
Source: YouTube, Twitter, ESPN Stats and Info, FIFA Bet Fred