San Marino: Team score first away World Cup qualifier goal in 15 years

San Marino
San Marino played their first World Cup qualifier in 1992

San Marino celebrated scoring their first away goal in a World Cup qualifier in 15 years - despite going on to lose 4-1 to Norway.

Mattia Stefanelli's 54th-minute equaliser sent the country's Twitter page into a frenzy as he was swamped by team-mates and support staff.

His strike brought the scores level, before Norway scored three goals in seven minutes to win.

San Marino are ranked 201st in the world by Fifa.

San Marino: The statistics

  • San Marino played their first World Cup qualifier in 1992 against Norway, and went on to suffer a 6-0 defeat as their opponents scored inside the first four minutes
  • Their last away goal was in April 2001, during their 1-1 draw against Latvia
  • There were 17 games between San Marino's first and second away goal
  • San Marino have one international win in official matches - they beat Lichtenstein 1-0 in a friendly in April 2004
  • The Netherlands have scored 39 goals in six international outings against San Marino
John Bennett
BBC sports reporter John Bennett

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