Spain wrote their name into history books with the demolition of Costa Rica in Qatar.

The FIFA World Cup is the biggest competition in the world. Almost half of the world’s population watches it. Here underdogs often thrive whereas some big nations tend to dominate as well. Many historical matches have taken place in the World Cup. Just recently in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Spain outclassed Costa Rica and thrashed them scoring seven goals.

As many as six different goalscorers scored for Spain in their dominating win over the Central American side. While Ferran Torres netted a double, Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio, Gavi, Carlos Soler and Alvaro Morata also were on the scoresheet. Spain’s 7-0 win over Costa Rica makes it one of the biggest wins in FIFA World Cup history and also one of the highest-scoring matches in the tournament’s history.

Let’s talk about the top five highest-scoring matches in FIFA World Cup history.

Note: Only matches between the 2002 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup editions were taken into account!

5. Portugal 7-0 North Korea (2010)

North Korea were in impending danger the moment they were placed in Group G of the 2010 World Cup. Reigning Copa America champions, Brazil and Portugal were in Group G alongside North Korea and Ivory Coast. It was a massive victory for Portugal because it was their biggest-ever World Cup win.

North Korea, on the other hand, suffered its heaviest and most humiliating defeat. Moreover, North Korea finished last in the group with a goal difference of -11 mainly because of Portugal’s seven-goal galore fest.

4. England 6-1 Panama ( 2018)

The 2018 World Cup was a very thrilling competition for England fans because they expected a lot from their team. England did manage to perform consistently until Croatia knocked them out. England showed their attacking power against Panama in the Group stage where they went all out.

The Three Lions put six goals past Panama with Harry Kane scoring a hat-trick. John Stones scored a brace and Lingard scored one goal. Panama managed to score a consolation goal against England.

3. France 4-3 Argentina (2018)

The Argentina fans expected much from Lionel Messi and Argentina in the 2018 World Cup. After a distasteful defeat in the 2014 World Cup Final, many expected Argentina to make a comeback. Everything was going well until they faced France in the Round Of 16. Didier Deschamps’ France took the lead with Griezmann’s opener. Argentina’s Di Maria was quick to reply and put the match in a deadlock.

Soon Mercado scored another goal and Argentina took the lead. However, Benjamin Pavard scored a beautiful volley to make the score 2-2. After that Kylian Mbappe ran the show and put down the Argentinians scoring a brace. Aguero managed to score a late goal in the 93rd minute. Overall an enjoyable game in the World Cup for neutral fans.

2. Germany 8-0 Saudi Arabia (2002)

Much has changed for Saudi Arabia now after they beat Argentina 2-1. An iconic match etched in history. However back then Saudi Arabia struggled immensely. It was only their third World Cup appearance. Germany thrashed them scoring eight goals against the Arabs in the group stage.

Saudi Arabia struggled from the very start and played horribly under pressure. Klose and the German team were merciless. In this very match, Klose scored a hat-trick. Overall Klose scored five goals in the same World Cup (2002). He remains the topscorer in FIFA World Cup history.

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1. Germany 7-1 Brazil (2014)

One of the most iconic matches in the history of the FIFA World Cup. Brazil were the host of the 2014 World Cup. Everything went well for the five-time winners until the semifinals. They did receive a major blow when their star player Neymar was ruled out with an injury. It was a very crucial match not only because it was a semi-final but also because it was against Germany.

The Germans fared well in the first ten minutes of the match but after the 10th minute, everything went downhill for Brazil. Muller opened the scoring in the 11th minute. Toni Kroos scored a brace against the hosts. Oscar managed to score a consolation goal for his country. Germany then went on to win the final against Argentina. Talk about progressing to the finals in style.

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