FASTEST GOAL

The Associated Press
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Mexico's Oribe Peralta (9) celebrates his goal in front of Brazil's Romulo (8) during the men's soccer final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Mexico's early goal against Brazil in the men's gold medal soccer match has been officially recognized as the fastest in the competition since records began in 1976.

FIFA, soccer's world governing body, says it still doesn't know if it's the fastest goal ever in the Olympics because it hasn't kept track of all tournaments.

The fastest goal ever in a senior soccer competition was scored by Turkey's Hakan Sukur — 11 seconds into a match in the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan.

Brazil's Fabinho was even quicker in the 2007 under-17 World Cup in South Korea, netting after just nine seconds.

— Jon Krawczynski — Twitter http://twitter.com/APKrawczynski

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