Mental Floss

The World Cup's Biggest Ever Blowout

Nick Greene

After Brazil's astonishing World Cup semi-final defeat on home soil at the hands of the Germans, they can take small comfort in knowing that it's not the largest defeat in the tournament's history. That dubious honor goes to El Salvador, who lost 10-1 to Hungary in 1982. László Kiss, a Hungarian substitute, managed to score a hat trick in under ten minutes (a span in which four total goals were scored by Hungary).

It could have been worse, Brazil. It could've looked something like this: