What is the highest-scoring World Cup match ever?

England players celebrate during the 6-2 win against Iran
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England's 6-2 win against Iran in their opening World Cup 2022 group match seemed especially high-scoring at football's elite international tournament, but, remarkably, it doesn't even make it into the top-ten of highest-scoring games ever at the tournament.

Indeed, there have been a surprising number of games featuring nine goals or more, with no tournament in the 21st century featuring in the top-ten of highest scoring World Cup games. 

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