The biggest World Cup upsets of all time

USA vs. England 1950

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Before the United States men’s national team plays its next game against the Three Lions on Friday, and in the next edition since Robert Green’s all-time mess-up, the first World Cup meeting between the two adversarial sides of the Boston Tea Party was made up of top-flight English men and part-time Americans.

Joe Gaetjens scored the game’s lone goal to give the Americans, none of whom played professional soccer, the win. It would be the biggest moment in the USMNT’s final appearance at the showcase until 1990.

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