21 Jun 2013

Spain thrash Tahiti at Confederations Cup

9:56 am on 21 June 2013

Spain have thrashed Tahiti 10-nil at the Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro to set a new record for the biggest margin of victory at the finals of an international FIFA tournament.

The World Cup holders and European champions broke the record previously held by two countries: Hungary, who beat South Korea 9-0 at the 1954 World Cup and overcame El Salvador 10-1 at the 1982 tournament; and Yugoslavia, who crushed Zaire 9-0 at the 1974 World Cup.

Fernando Torres scored four goals and David Villa claimed a hat-trick in the Group B match at the Maracana, with David Silva scoring twice and Juan Mata also finding the net.