Doha: Spain touted the Costa Ricans sparing no mercy as the La Roja annihilated them with seven goals. A full-packed Al Thumama witnessed one of the scoring matches in the FIFA World Cup. The massive win is not only the reason for the jubilant Spanish fans. In the eleventh minute of Spain vs Costa Rica, Dani Olmo scored the hundredth goal for La Roja in FIFA World Cups. With Olmo’s feat, Spain joined the elite 100 goals list of the World Cup.
England currently has 97 goals to their name. The pace the team is playing is a kind remainder that they will join Spain and the others in the 100 Goals Club. Who are the other teams in this six-member list? Scroll to find out.
France, who have the iconic record of scoring the very first World Cup goal. Lucien Laurent scored the first goal in the 1930 World Cup against Montevideo
France joined the club eight years ago in Brazil. France had 96 goals before the start of the 2014 World Cup. They joined the club in the second group stage match in which they annihilated Switzerland. Oliver Giroud scored the very first goal of the match as well as the 100th goal of the team in the World Cup. Since then, France has added 24 more goals to their tally
Argentina joined the elite list almost 16 years before the French did. Argentina entered the club on 4th July 1998 World Cup.
Claudio Lopez scored the hundredth goal for Argentina in FIFA World Cup. His goal went in vain as Argentina went down against the Netherlands. It was the Quarter Finals seeing that the Albiceleste are knocked out. It is the only instance where a team joined the list in a losing game.
Italy’s record came just a few days before Argentina’s did. Italy like Argentina joined the list during the 1998 World Cup.
R di Baggio is credited with Italy’s 100th goal in FIFA World Cup. His goal came in the 3-0 victory against Cameroon on 18th June 1998.
Germany alongside the number one team in this list is the only two team with more than 200 goals. Additionally, both teams’ 100th goal came in on the occasion of a World Cup final.
In the 1974 World Cup final, Germany faced the Dutch in the final. in the 25th minute, Germany was awarded a penalty. Paul de Breitner took the setpiece and set it sailing past the Dutch goalkeeper. The only instance where the 100th goal came from a penalty.
Of course, What records without Brazil atop? Brazil is the first team to score 100 goals in a World Cup. Alike Germany, They are the teams who inaugurated the club and have moved on to 200 or plus club.
Brazil’s goal came as Pele. In the 1970 final against Italy, Pele struck the very first goal of the match. The young man headed Rivellini’s cross past Enrico Albertosi. The legendary figure not only took a lead in the game but also created Brazil’s century goal in FIFA World Cup.
The question remains as we wait for the England vs USA Match. Will England join these six nations in this decorated list today?
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