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FIFA times Clint Dempsey goal against Ghana at 30 seconds, 5th fastest in World Cup history

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    United States' Clint Dempsey turns away and celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan) (The Associated Press)

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    El jugador de Estados Unidos, Clint Dempsey, festeja un gol contra Ghana en el Mundial el lunes, 16 de junio de 2014, en Natal, Brasil. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan) (The Associated Press)

FIFA has officially timed Clint Dempsey's goal at 30 seconds into the United States' 2-1 win over Ghana.

Dempsey became the fifth fastest scorer in World Cup history on Monday in Natal.

The goal was initially timed at 29 seconds before being confirmed at one second later by FIFA on Tuesday.

The only faster goals at a World Cup were by Turkey's Hakan Suker (11 seconds against South Korea in 2002), Czechoslovakia's Vaclav Masek (16 seconds against Mexico in 1962), Germany's Ernst Lehner (25 seconds against Austria in 1934), and England's Bryan Robson (27 seconds against France in 1982).

Dempsey became the first American to score in three World Cups.