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Soccer-Fastest World Cup goals
June 17, 2014 / 5:17 PM / 3 years ago

Soccer-Fastest World Cup goals

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    June 17 (Reuters) - A list of the fastest World Cup goals
after FIFA said on Tuesday that Clint Dempsey's strike for the
United States against Ghana on Monday had been officially timed
at 30 seconds.
    The goal in the Group G match in Natal had initially been
given as 32 seconds and later 29 by soccer's governing body.  
    Player          Country        Opponent    Year  Time
 1. Hakan Sukur     Turkey         South Korea 2002  11 seconds
 2. Vaclav Masek    Czechoslovakia Mexico      1962  16 seconds
 3. Ernst Lehner    Germany        Austria     1934  25 seconds
 4. Bryan Robson    England        France      1982  27 seconds
 5. Clint Dempsey   U.S.           Ghana       2014  30 seconds
 6. Emile Veinante  France         Belgium     1938  35 seconds
 7. Arne Nyberg     Sweden         Hungary     1938  35 seconds
 8. Bernard Lacombe France         Italy       1978  37 seconds
 9. Florian Albert  Hungary        Bulgaria    1962  50 seconds
10. Adalbert Desu   Romania        Peru        1930  50 seconds

 (Compiled by Toby Davis; editing by Justin Palmer)

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