Fiji has set a new world record for biggest ever victory in International Football with 38-0 over Micronesia

Snehanjan Banerjee / 05 July 2015

According to AP, Pacific Games organisers say Fiji broke the record for the biggest win in international football with a 38-0 victory on Sunday over the Federated States of Micronesia.

Fiji led 21-0 lead at half-time with Antonio Tuivuna scoring 10 goals for Fiji alone.

All the teams are represented by their under 23 sides at the event.

Organisers said the result broke the 2001 record when Australia beat American Samoa 31-0 in an Oceania confederation qualifier for the 2002 World Cup, although it was not clear if the record would be recognised by FIFA because it is an under-age tournament.

Micronesia lost their first match 30-0 to Tahiti and now faced a bigger humiliation on the hands of Fiji.

This is the fifteenth edition of Pacific games which will end on July 18 had its first full day of competition Sunday.

The competition is being held at Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea

There are 24 mostly Pacific Island countries competing.

28 sports are being played in this event.          

Australia and New Zealand have been invited for the first time to compete in four Olympic disciplines — taekwondo, sailing, rugby sevens and weightlifting.

The Pacific Games Council said in July 2014 that the participation of the two countries would improve the quality of competition in the Pacific Games. The inclusion of Australia and New Zealand is on a trial basis, with a review scheduled after the Games to determine its success.

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