Five records that have been broken at the Women's World Cup so far
The Women's World Cup is approaching the end of the group stages and it has been brilliant so far. With tough tackles, great goals, fantastic saves and passionate fans, the World Cup has not disappointed. Here are five records that have been broken at the tournament so far.
USA - Carli Lloyd
There is no doubt that Carli Lloyd is a world-class player. As if we needed reminding of her quality, Lloyd came off the bench against Thailand and scored the USA's thirteenth goal to complete the rout. In USA's next game against Chile, Lloyd became the first player to score in six consecutive Women's World Cup games, netting nine goals in those matches.
Netherlands - Vivianne Miedema
At the age of just 22, Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema became the first Netherlands player to score more than once in a Women's World Cup match when she netted twice against Cameroon. In doing so, she scored her 59th and 60th goals for her country, seeing her equal and then overtake Manon Melis' record to become the all-time top scorer for the Netherlands.
Norway - Caroline Graham Hansen
On Monday, Norway reached the last 16 of the tournament while eliminating South Korea. They were 2-1 winners against the Asian side, scoring a penalty in each half. The first penalty, scored by Caroline Graham Hansen, with 4 minutes and 33 seconds on the clock was the earliest penalty ever scored at a Women's World Cup tournament.
Brazil - Marta
Another one of the best players in the world, Marta proved her quality on the world stage once again when she scored in the 3-2 defeat at the hands of Australia. The Brazilian became the first player to score in five different editions of the Women's World Cup, netting in 2019, 2015, 2011, 2007 and 2003. Class really is permanent.
USA - Biggest win ever
Thailand were 3-0 down against the USA in their first group game. By the end of the game, they had lost 13-0 with USA recording the biggest ever victory in the Fifa Women's World Cup. The previous record was Germany's 11-0 win over Argentina in 2007.