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What is the most goals scored in a World Cup match?

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At the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, the quarter-final match between Austria and Switzerland consisted of 12 goals scored. Austria won the match, scoring seven goals to Switzerland's five on June 26, 1954.

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The record for the second highest amount of goals scored is a tie between the 1982 World Cup Group 3 match between Hungary and El Salvador and the 1958 World Cup Group 2 match between Hungary and Germany. Both matches had 11 total goals scored. In the 1982 match, Hungary defeated El Salvador 10-1. Hungary beat Germany 8-3 in the 1958 game.

The third highest number of goals scored occurred August 6, 1958, in a Group 2 match between France and Paraguay. France scored seven goals to Paraguay's three, for a total number of 10 goals scored.

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