BY KUNLE SOLAJA
When Chile’s Alexis Sanchez found the net in the Thursday night Group B encounter of FIFA Confederations Cup against Germany, it was a milestone goal in the history of the competition.
The sixth minute goal was not just the earliest goal that Germany have conceded in the FIFA Confederation Cup, it is the 400th goal of the competition which began as Intercontinental Tournament for King Fahd’s Cup in 1992.
Sports Village Square recalls that the first scorer of the tournament was Fahad Al Bishi of Saudi Arabia who found the net in the encounter with the United States on October 15, 1992.
Africa has also helped in shaping the record books of the FIFA Confederations Cup. Sports Village Square can confirm that the 100th goal of the competition was scored by Egypt’s Yaser Radwan in the July 25,1999 match with Bolivia.
On June 23, 2003, Turkey’s Gokdeniz Karadeniz scored the 200th goal of the competition while American, Jozy Altidore scored the 300th goal in the encounter with Spain on June 24, 2009 in South Africa.