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At The World Cup, A Double Shutout Where Both Teams Won — And Lost

Until Tuesday, this World Cup had seen zero matches in which both teams failed to score. That set a record, but didn't make it any easier to watch France and Denmark play pat-a-cake for 90 minutes.
Children, ages 9-12, compete at the Bernie Fagan Soccer Camp in Portland, Ore. Source: Tom Goldman

At the World Cup in Russia, it finally happened.

It took a record 37 matches, but Tuesday at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Denmark and France played to a scoreless tie. Or if you want to sound like someone who knows futbol, a nil-nil draw.

It was the tournament's first. According to FIFA, international soccer's governing body, the 36 matches that preceded Tuesday's double goose eggs "smashed" the previous record, when it took 26 matches at a World Cup to finally get to a scoreless tie.

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