Milestones, records and celebrations

  • Sneha Gohri, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jul 06, 2014 17:10 IST

This year's world cup is full of surprises and controversies that are making headlines worldwide. Here are a few of the records making fans joyous and furious at the same time:

Tim Howard's record number of saves

US Football goalkeeper Tim Howard in action

Nothing beats Tim Howard's epic saves during his team's world cup clash against Belgium that broke the record for the most saves made in a single World Cup game. The Everton shot-stopper's 15 saves against Belgium is more than any other player has made since records started being taken in 1966.Despite his jaw dropping performance USA was still knocked out with a 2-1 extra-time defeat.

Klose equals Ronaldo's World Cup goal-scoring record

Germany's Klose scoring his record goal

German attacker Miroslav Klose equaled Brazil legend Ronaldo's World Cup goal scoring record following his tap against Ghana. The 36-year-old striker came off the bench and scored for Germany to seal his place in the history books. He celebrated the goal with his signature flip.

Milla's oldest player record broken by Mondragon

Faryd Mondragon rejoicing his teams victory over Japan

Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon became the oldest player in FIFA World Cup history after appearing in a 4-1 win over Japan aged 43. It was his first competitive appearance for his country since 2005.Cameroon's Roger Milla was the previous oldest player at a World Cup, appearing at the 1994 tournament aged 42.

Most cards in one match

The referee gives a yellow card to Costa Rica's Ruiz

1 red card and 8 yellow cards were given by the referee in card frenzy during Costa Rica's clash with Greece that left many fans fuming and questioning the referee's highly controversial method of handing out cards for seemingly harmless tackles.

The longest time taken for a goal

Silvester Varela scores a header in the 95th minute against Tim howard

Silvester Varela scored in the 95th minute with a header past Tim Howard which made him earn a place in the famous history of the game and made Portugal tie with Usa in their group of death match.

The fans of the beautiful game are waiting in anticipation for more records to light up the world cup stage.

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