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9:34 AM - Oct 11, 2016 #51

It seems that Benteke beat Gualtieri (San Marino vs England) and Podolski (Germany vs Ecuador) approx 8 seconds.
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5:44 PM - Oct 11, 2016 #52

Speaking of San Marino, they keep improving their own goals record, this time against Norway. You can see their training routines are paying off, the only thing missing is the small detail of figuring out which goal to score on. Even the Norwegian player on the far post seems confused, he appears to be calling for offside!

 
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6:09 PM - Oct 11, 2016 #53

That was really poor, but at least he had some intention to approach the ball. Watch and learn Scotland. You cannot just stand still and hope the striker will miss. You also cannot select defenders who are both bad at defending but also bad with the ball at feet. Those aren't football players. They are .... well, some sort of agricultural career awaits them.
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6:12 PM - Oct 11, 2016 #54

I would love to see San Marino try something different. When defending a corner, put 5 men on the half-way line ready for a defensive hoof, and rely that the opponent would be too fearful of embarrassment of allowing San Marino to score, so will retreat. ATTACK. YOU WILL LOSE ANYWAY SO HAVE FUN.
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7:05 PM - Oct 11, 2016 #55

nfm24 wrote:
Since we're on the subject of the Channel Islands, Alderney won 1-0 vs Guernsey in 1920.  Since 1921, they lost continuously until the 2003 Island Games when they beat Saaremaa 1-0.  This was 78 consecutive defeats.
Just to elaborate, the above comment is based on Muratti and Island Games results and then modern-day friendlies.  It doesn't include any other matches that Alderney has played over the years; most other fixtures were against visiting clubs from the other islands, or military teams.  Apart from this there was the Peace Cup played 1919-25 between Guernsey and Alderney (which Alderney won twice), though it seems Guernsey fielded a B-team in that. On another thread someone suggested matches took place between Alderney vs Sark - I still haven't found any. 
If the Peace Cup is included, then the last Alderney win was in 1924.
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10:54 AM - Nov 15, 2016 #56

Luca wrote:
Here
I'm not sure, but I recall seeing some line-ups of Mali with 6 or 7
Camara; and some line-ups of Guinea with 5 or 6 Sylla, but I doubt they
were brothers...
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4:48 AM - Nov 17, 2016 #57

I think they beat the 7 or
8 Mubarak once I saw in an Emirati squad...
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4:37 AM - Nov 20, 2016 #58

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"Youngest captains"John Lambie   Scotland 20.3.1886    17y 92d
Not the youngest one, but at the recent Solidarity Cup, Brunei's captain was Faiq Jefri Bolkiah. Year of birth: 1998!
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1:37 PM - Nov 20, 2016 #59

Yes, being part of the Royal Family might have something to do with it!
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11:04 AM - Nov 21, 2016 #60

This could be the input for a new topic: "Members of a reigning family who appeared for a National team"...Saadi Gheddafi (Libya) and Álvaro Gestido (Uruguay) are the other examples that spring to mind.
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7:42 PM - Nov 21, 2016 #61

There must be many cases, but I can only recall David Ssimbwa, brother of the Kabaka of Buganda, who was in the 1962 Uganda squad.

Unfortunately C.B.Fry turned down the chance to become King of Albania...

In other sports, the Nawab of Pataudi (cricket), Idi Amin (boxing), and King Bhumibol (sailing).
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5:06 AM - Nov 22, 2016 #62

The former goalkeeper of Nigeria, Peter Rufai, was the son of a tribal king.
In other sports, Prince Albert II of Monaco competed in the bobsleigh at five consecutive Winter Olympics. Zara Phillips (Great Britain) and Iñaki Urdangarin (Spain) were even Olympic medalists.
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8:36 AM - Nov 22, 2016 #63

Luca wrote:
nfm24 wrote:
"Quickest goals"Hjalmar Lorichs   27.6.1912  Sweden 7-1 Finland    11 seconds(list mentions 10 other goals scored within first minute, with number of seconds unknown)
Christian Benteke (Belgium) 10/10/2016 Gibraltar 0-6 Belgium   7 seconds
One agency report of Iran 3-1 Burma (1968 Asian Cup) mentioned that the first goal was scored by Kalani after 9 seconds.  Although other sources give the goal in the 2nd minute...
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7:50 PM - Nov 22, 2016 #64

And Princess Anne was on A Question of Sport - does that count? :P

Also, the Al-Deayeas could also feature in our brothers list.
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4:17 PM - Nov 23, 2016 #65

Cheung Chi-Doy and Cheung Chi-Wai also though I doubt they'd make 100 caps between them.
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5:47 PM - Nov 24, 2016 #66

Also Bengal's Mohammed Habib and Mohammed Akbar of India, though again doubtful number of caps is high enough.
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7:30 PM - Feb 01, 2017 #67

Luca wrote:
nfm24 wrote:
"Quickest goals"Hjalmar Lorichs   27.6.1912  Sweden 7-1 Finland    11 seconds(list mentions 10 other goals scored within first minute, with number of seconds unknown)
Christian Benteke (Belgium) 10/10/2016 Gibraltar 0-6 Belgium   7 seconds
Jean-Marc Changou (Mauritius) 31/8/1986 Seychelles 1-2 Mauritius  6 seconds
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10:30 PM - Mar 16, 2017 #68

Kaizeler wrote:
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"Longest unbeaten run"Scotland  7.4.1879-16.3.1888   22 games
Brazil (1993-1996) and Spain (2007-2009), 35 games
How about a variant of this : "Most games unbeaten before first (ever) defeat?"
Any contenders?  I fancy Mauritius, although I fear that some as yet unverified matches in the 1930s may scupper it.
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8:21 AM - Mar 17, 2017 #69

In te 1908-1916 era Denmark won it's first 14 A-international matches against other country's A-NT's with an 82-8 aggregate score.
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5:42 AM - Mar 19, 2017 #70

The England Amateur team was defeated for the first time in their 21st international game. Obviously it was not the proper English national team, but their records are officially recognized by IFFHS.Note: England Amateur played under the denomination of United Kingdom during the Olympic Games.
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1:24 PM - Mar 19, 2017 #71

Luca wrote:
The England Amateur team was defeated for the first time in their 21st international game.
That IFFHS list omits the matches against Ireland Amateurs and Wales Amateurs (see list here).  Though if those are included, the first defeat was still the same game vs Denmark.
Surprisingly England and Scotland did not play each other at Amateur level until 1926, when Scotland won 4-1.
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4:18 PM - Mar 23, 2017 #72

Luca wrote:
nfm24 wrote:
nfm24 wrote:
"Hat-tricks"  (meaning 3 goals *in a row* in this case)Quickest: Sophus Nielsen 22.10.1908    Denmark   4 minutes
How about Nakayama vs Brunei in 2000... goals at 1' 2' & 4'.
05/07/2003 - South Pacific GamesFiji 12-0 Kiribati Esala Masi (47', 48', 51')
Another resounding hat-trick: Annuario del Calcio Mondiale 1999/00, pages 766 and 767, states that over England 7-0 Northern Ireland, the English forward Willie Hall scored 3 goals in 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
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8:18 AM - Mar 24, 2017 #73

nfm24 wrote:
"Trainer, coach, manager" (most games)Hugo Meisl  Austria   1911-19   38 games
"El Maestro" Tabárez has become the most-capped coach with a single national team: 168 appearances with Uruguay. He has overtaken the 167 appearances of Sepp Herberger (Germany/West Germany).
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7:40 PM - Mar 24, 2017 #74

I wonder who is the guy (maybe the physio or the bus driver) who has the most "caps" for being in some capacity in the national team set up.
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1:53 PM - May 14, 2017 #75

How about the record for the fastest substitution ever? Reports of Hugo Sánchez's farewell cameo in March 1998 say that he was substituted off after eight seconds.
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5:50 AM - May 18, 2017 #76

nfm24 wrote:
How about the record for the fastest substitution ever? Reports of Hugo Sánchez's farewell cameo in March 1998 say that he was substituted off after eight seconds.
Not so quick, but I remember that during an England-Netherlands friendly from 2001, England's goalkeeper David James was replaced after 3 minutes by Richard Wright.
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4:13 AM - May 19, 2017 #77

And what about this one? 02/10/1998; OFC Nations Cup; Australia 4-1 TahitiTahiti goalkeeper, Patrick Jacquemet, was substituted by his colleague Daniel Tapeta after just one minute. The reason was probably an injury, as Australia scored the 1-0 goal exactly after 1 minute, so he probably got injured trying to avoid the Australian goal.
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6:54 AM - May 19, 2017 #78

David James got injured when he prevented Jerel Hasselbaink to score in the first minute of the second half. That's for sure.
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4:01 AM - May 23, 2017 #79

Another very quick substitution occurred when Latvia faced Oman on 01/12/2004. Vladimirs Žavoronkovs replaced his teammate Oļegs Blagonadeždins at 1'. 
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9:22 PM - Jan 12, 2018 #80

Kaizeler wrote:Apparently Aimless Hoof FC (aka San Marino) show real team spirit by spreading their own goals around.
Another case of own-goal talent was demonstrated by the Hong Kong Police team, in a first division match on 14th Jan 1965.  They scored all 5 goals in a match which they lost 3-2 to Yuen Long.
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