What Is the Most Goals Scored in a World Cup Match?

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.

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.