FIFA World Cup 2014: Dempsey scores 5th fastest goal, in 29 seconds

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United States' Clint Dempsey turns away and celebrates after scoring the opening goal, in just 29 seconds
Natal (Brazil), June 17: USA captain Clint Dempsey scored the fifth fastest goal in the history of the World Cup on Monday (June 16) against Ghana.

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It took Dempsey just 29 seconds to score the goal against Ghana in their Group G clash of the FIFA World Cup 2014 at the Arena das Dunas stadium in Natal. It was the fastest goal for USA in World Cups. USA won 2-1.

The fastest goal in World Cup history was scored by Hakan Sukur against South Korea in the 2002 World Cup.

Fastest goals in World Cup history (Top 10)

11 seconds: Hakan Sukur of Turkey (2002) Vs South Korea

16 seconds: Vaclav Masek of Czechoslovakia (1962) Vs Mexico

25 seconds: Ernst Lehner of Germany (1934) Vs Austria

27 seconds: Bryan Robson of England (1982) Vs France

29 seconds: Clint Dempsey of USA (2014) Vs Ghana

30 seconds: Bernard Lacombe of France (1978) Vs Italy

35 seconds: Emile Veinante of France (1938) Vs Belgium

35 seconds: Arne Nyberg of Sweden (1938) Vs Hungary

50 seconds: Florian Albert of Hungary (1962) Vs Bulgaria

50 seconds: Adalbert Desu of Romania (1930) Vs Peru

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