The fastest goal in a FIFA World Cup™ was scored by Turkey's Hakan Sukur after only 11 seconds against Korea Republic in 2002.
Sukur's early strike paved the way for Turkey to run out 3-2 victors in Daegu in the third-place play-off. Lee Eul-Yong drew the sides level before Ilhan Mansiz's first-half brace put the game beyond the co-hosts, who pulled another goal back late on through Song Chong-Gug.
Sukur has since retired and his career achievements include winning the UEFA Cup and eight Turkish league titles with Galatasaray. He also had spells with Inter Milan, Blackburn and Parma.