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Women’s World Cup game-changing moments No 2: Denmark in 1971

A hat-trick by 15-year-old Susanne Augustesen saw the Danes beat hosts Mexico in the final in front of 100,000 fans at the Azteca Stadium

In 1968 Mexico City hosted the Olympic Games; in 1970 Mexico staged the men’s World Cup; and in 1971 the country hosted a third major event by welcoming the unofficial Women’s World Cup, an event that the enthusiastic locals had high hopes of winning. Instead, Mexico were beaten in the final thanks to a hat-trick that they had not anticipated - three goals by Denmark’s 15-year-old forward, Susanne Augustesen.

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