Norway’s Erling Braut Håland set a new Fifa U20s World Cup record as his side hammered Honduras 12-0 on Thursday.
Håland – who is the son of former Leeds and Manchester City midfielder Alf-Inge Håland – scored an incredible NINE goals (a hat-trick of hat-tricks) as his side sent hapless Honduras crashing out of the Poland 2019 tournament.
— Goal (@goal) May 30, 2019
Triple hat-trick tor Alf-Inge Haaland's son Erling at the U20 World Cup v Honduras 👀 pic.twitter.com/033JkMv6NW
— Gary Taphouse (@garytaphouse) May 30, 2019
The 18-year-old – who joined Red Bull Salzburg from Molde in January – has set a new record for the most goals scored in an U20 World Cup match, outranking Adailton, who scored six for Brazil in a 10-3 win over Korea Republic in 1997.
His first goal came after seven minutes and he had four to his name by half time. Two red cards for Honduras meant the game descended into farce in the second half, and Håland filled his boots.
Erling Braut Håland (18) versus Honduras at the #U20WC:
⚽ Scored in 7th min
⚽ Scored in 20th min
⚽ Scored in 36th min
⚽ Scored in 43rd min
⚽ Scored in 50th min
⚽ Scored in 67th min
⚽ Scored in 77th min
⚽ Scored in 88th min
⚽ Scored in 90th min
HAT-TRICK OF HAT-TRICKS. pic.twitter.com/Ws8NQIzoDa
— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) May 30, 2019
The result means Norway should now finish as one of the top four third-placed sides and advanced to the next round of the competition.