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US Clinches Historic Win In Women's World Cup Football

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The United States began title defence with the biggest ever victory in the FIFA Women's World Cup by crushing Thailand 13-0.

It was the seventh win in a row for the US women, who are the current holders and three-time champions.

Germany's 11-0 win over Argentina was the biggest winning margin in the Women's World Cup so far.

Alex Morgan, who is playing her third world cup, was the star Tuesday night, having scored five goals. She also equaled the World Cup record for scoring most goals in single-game, set by Michelle Akers in 1991.

The Thai defensive line came out looking exhausted in the second half and could not contain Alex.

Leading 3-0 at half-time, the US girls scored four times in 10 minutes in the second half and then added six more goals in the last 16 minutes.

Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis scored two goals each. One of Mewis' goals was the World Cup's 800th goal.

Thailand's players were clearly upset at the final whistle, with many of them breaking down.

The United States surpassed their previous biggest win in the World Cup; a 7-0 victory they earned against Chinese Taipei in 1991.

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