Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The First World Cup Hat Trick Was Scored by an American

FIFA amends the records to credit Bert Patenaude with the first World Cup hat trick. After lengthy research and confirmation from the US Soccer Federation, he has been retrospectively entered in FIFA's records as the first player to score a hat trick in World Cup history. He scored three goals in the USA's 3-0 victory over Paraguay on 17 July 1930 during the first World Cup.

Good things happen on July 17. Trust me on this.

NP: "You've Sealed My Fate" - Swervedriver

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