Brazil’s 10-3 defeat of Korea Republic in Kuching set new records for the FIFA World Youth Championship for the Coca-Cola Cup.
It was the first time a team had scored more than seven goals in the finals since the competition began in 1977. The Netherlands scored seven against Honduras in 1995 (7-1) and Poland against the Ivory Coast in 1983 (7-2).
The 13 goals total was also the highest number of goals scored in a single match, the previous highest having been the nine in the Poland-Ivory Coast game of 1983.
And Adailton became the first player to score six goals in one game, nobody having ever scored more than three times in any previous match.
Adailton’s six, plus the three he had scored in the two previous games, makes him a leading contender for the adidas Golden Shoe award to the highest goalscorer in the tournament. With nine goals, he is already ahead of any past winner of the trophy (the previous highest having been Ramon Diaz of Argentina with eight goals in 1979).
His four goals in nine minutes, between the 31st and 40th minutes of the game, was another record – and one which would stand comparison at any level of football.