England Women Blitz Latvia 20-0 In World Cup Qualifier, Four Players Scored Hat-Tricks
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England women hammered Latvia 20-0 in a World Cup qualifier at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.
Sarina Weigman's side went goal crazy, with the enormous gulf in class clear to see in the clash shown live on ITV 4.
Lauren Hemp scored four, while Beth Mead, Alessia Russo and Ellen White - the latter becoming the Lionesses' all time record goalscorer, all netted hat-tricks in the trouncing.
There was a brace for Beth England, while Ella Toone, Jessica Carter, Georgia Stanway, Jill Scott and Jordan Nobbs were all on the scoresheet in the record victory.
The score was 8-0 at half-time, before the team bettered their tally in the second 45 minutes.
In six qualifying wins so far, England have scored an incredible 53 goals without reply.
The emphatic Group D victory follows on from the men's team winning 10-0 against San Marino earlier this month in a game where skipper Harry Kane struck four times.
Monday night's utterly one-sided affair eclipsed Belgium's 19-0 win over Armenia last week. Before tonight, the Lionesses' highest ever win was 13-0 against Hungary under Hope Powell back in 2005.
UEFA are reportedly looking at ways in which to make World Cup qualifying in order to avoid such a huge difference in quality between sides.
The 2023 Women's World Cup, hosted by Australia and New Zealand, has been expanded from 24 teams to 32.