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Soccer team facing backlash about how they celebrated World Cup win

United States' scorer Samantha Mewis, center and her teammates celebrate their side's 4rth goal during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Thailand at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. United States' scorer Samantha Mewis, center and her teammates celebrate their side's 4rth goal during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Thailand at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. | Photo: AP Photo / Alessandra Tarantino.

June 12, 2019 12:43 PM

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team wanted to make a bold statement in their opening match - and they did.

They scored 13 goals against Thailand - a new World Cup record. In fact it was the biggest margin of victory in any World Cup game -- ever 13-0. The game beat Germany's all-time record for the most goals in a women's World Cup.

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However, with all of those goals came criticism. There was a massive backlash from the public and former players, who said the team wasn't as humble as they should have been – and did a little too much celebrating as the score got higher and higher.

Read more: https://on.today.com/2XGAT87.

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