The small Pacific island of Guam, home to a smattering over 160,000 people, were once unfortunate holders of the worst defeat in international football history. In the qualifiers for the 2002 World Cup, Guam succumbed to a Karim Bagheri inspired Iran contriving to lose 19-0 in their opening group match; six of those coming courtesy of Bagheri’s boots.
That was just for starters too. Their next match didn’t go much better, losing ‘only’ 16-0 to Tajikistan. At the time Guam hadn’t yet stopped so low as to be ranked the worst in the world, but it was coming. Continue reading