Women’s World Cup 2019: 3 takeaways from USA’s record-setting win over Thailand • The United States took 40 shots against Thailand, 20 of which were on target. Both are the most in a Women’s World Cup match since at least 2011.• Alex Morgan tied the Women’s World Cup record with five goals. She also had three assists and eight goals plus assists, the most by any player since 2011. Only three other players have had 3-plus goals and 1-plus assists in a Women’s World Cup match.• Morgan joined Carli Lloyd, Carin Jennings and Michelle Akers as the only Americans to record a hat trick in the WWC.5 – Alex Morgan is the second player in #FIFAWWC history to score five goals in a single game, doing so 27 years and 199 days after fellow @USWNT international Michelle Akers managed this feat against Chinese Taipei in November 1991. Decimated. pic.twitter.com/kkl7kay7Rz— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 11, 2019• Lloyd and Morgan now each have eight goals in the Women’s World Cup, tied for the third-most ever by an American.• There were just six minutes between USA’s 4th and 7th goals against Thailand (50, 53, 54, 56), the fastest four goals have ever been scored in a single Women’s World Cup match in the competition’s history.• The USWNT became the first team in Women’s World Cup history to have three different players record a brace in the same match.• Rose Lavelle (24 years, 28 days) and Lindsey Horan (25 years, 16 days) are the third- and fourth-youngest Americans, respectively, to record a brace in a Women’s World Cup match.• Mallory Pugh (21y 1m 13d) is now the third-youngest goalscorer in a Women’s World Cup match in USWNT history..• Carli Lloyd (36y 10m 26d) and Megan Rapinoe (33y 11m 6d) are now the third- and fourth-oldest American goalscorers in WWC history, behind Abby Wambach (35y 15d) and Kristine Lilly (36y 62d). Here’s a look at some of the crazy numbers, courtesy of Opta: • The United States’ 13-0 win is the largest margin of victory ever in a World Cup match (men’s and women’s). Related News Thailand wasn’t expected to provide much opposition for the United States in the defending champions’ 2019 World Cup opener, and that’s exactly how things played out Tuesday. The U.S. rolled to a 13-0 victory in the Group F opener in Reims, never threatened by its overwhelmed opponent. • Rapinoe also tallied two assists, giving her six in Women’s World Cup play, tied with Japan’s Aya Miyama for the most in tournament history.1+1+1 – The US is the first team to score a headed goal, right-footed goal and a left-footed goal in the first half of a #FIFAWWC match since Germany and Norway both did so on on the same matchday in June 2015. Versatility. pic.twitter.com/GfYHleeF8y— OptaJack⚽️ (@OptaJack) June 11, 2019• The USWNT has now had 32 different players (excluding own goals) score for them at the Women’s World Cup, making the US the second nation to have that many different scorers in the competition’s history after Germany (34).• Samantha Mewis’ opening goal for USA was the 800th goal scored in FIFA Women’s World Cup matches, with USA responsible for 116 of them — more than any other team. Women’s World Cup 2019: Alex Morgan leads record-breaking U.S. rout of Thailand
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Advertisement AdvertisementPhoto Credits: FIFA via Getty ImagesBelgium finish their World Cup campaign on a high note as they beat England 2-0 and finish third.This is Belgium’s best-ever performance in a World Cup as they get the bronze.England were left with no choice as their defence was continually getting bombarded by the Belgian side.Belgium made a flying start in the game in the first minutes when Thomas Meunier netted the ball in the 4th minute from a beautiful Chadli cross.England had a great opportunity to even the score in the 70th minute with a chip past Thibaut Courtois, but Belgium’s Toby Alderweireld flew into the picture to save the day.In the 82nd minute, Eden Hazard put the final nail in the coffin for The Three Lions when he drilled the ball into the bottom left-hand corner.With their World Cup adventure over, both teams would like to shift their focus on the Euro 2020 alongside France, who play in the World Cup final on Sunday against Croatia.Read also: FIFA World Cup 2018: Belgium and England face each other in a battle for bronze