2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

12 June - 13 July

2014 FIFA World Cup™

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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.

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