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Most goals scored in a Copa America match

Srihari
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Copa America celebrates it's 100th anniversary in the latest and special edition of the tournament, which takes places in USA. Throughout the tournament's illustrious history, there have been plenty of memorable games, teams and records that have been created.

While some warrant to be quickly forgotten, others, like the biggest wins deserve to be celebrated. So what was the maximum amount of goals scored in a Copa America game? Who holds the record for the biggest winning margin and do the usual suspects dominate the list?

Let us take a look at the most goals scored in a Copa America match:


5. 10 goals in a game (achieved four times)

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Argentina Football Team – 1945

In Copa America history the double-digit mark was breach eight times and four of those times was when a game finished with 10 goals in a game. All four games involve Argentina and Brazil, who were involved in a 10-goal game twice each.

The first time it occurred was in 1937 when Brazil beat Chile 6-4. Brazil raced to a two-goal lead before Chile equalised but Brazil scored three more goals in the next 15 minutes to all but kill the game and although Chile managed two more goals, it wasn't enough as they still lost the game.

The second time was in 1945 when Argentina beat Colombia 9-1. It was the same scoreline again four years later as Brazil beat Ecuador. The last time it happened was in 1957 when Argentina beat the hapless Colombians again, this time, 8-2.

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Srihari
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An author, poet, soft skills trainer and sports enthusiast, who has a Masters in Sports Journalism and NCTJ-accredited level 3 Diploma in Journalism
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