NEW YORK – Football World Cup 2014 is now 12 days away and excitement is getting hotter.
We have giving a daily dose of some interesting facts relating to the mega events, the present one and past ones. Here is the today’s daily dose”
Just 11 seconds of the third-place play-off at Korea/Japan 2002 had been played when Hakan Sukur scored the fastest goal in FIFA World Cup™ history.
The Turkey striker, his nation’s record marksman with 51 goals overall, had failed to score in any of his previous six World Cup outings before stunning Korea Republic in the first attack of the match.
The goal propelled Sukur and Co to a 3-2 a win, securing a podium finish that remains their best-ever performance on the world stage.