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US breaks World Cup scoring record in Thailand rout

Reims, France (CNN)Sport is more often than not a brutal place for the underdog. There should always be hope, of course, but it is usually the Goliaths who win.Just ask Thailand, whose players will be chasing red-shirted American behemoths in their nightmares for a number of nights to come.The 13-0 scoreline was a true reflection of the match. It was a thumping. It was a night that records tumbled as Thailand suffered the heaviest defeat in World Cup history.As the US and Thailand walked out onto the field for their opening match of the Women's World Cup, the difference in the physical statures of the opposing players was startlingly apparent. Not long after the final notes of the national anthems had faded into the ether so the difference ...