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Updated: June 11, 2006, 2:11 AM ET
By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc. | Special to ESPN Insider

Soccer • England's victory over Paraguay was the first 1-0 game in World Cup history that was decided by an own-goal.

• By holding a 1-0 lead from the third minute on, England set a World Cup mark. No team had ever made a goal that was scored in the first three minutes stand up for a 1-0 victory. Previously, three teams scored in the fourth minute of a 1-0 win: Russia over Slovenia in 2002; Yugoslavia over the United States in 1998; and Argentina over Bulgaria in 1962.

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