Euro champions Italy have become the first national team to remain unbeaten in 37 consecutive games.
Italy set a new World Cup qualifier by beating Lithuania 5-0.
International media had reported that Italy broke the unbeaten record after drawing with Switzerland in the previous game under selection. FIFA, the world’s highest governing body, and the Italian Football Association also posted the record on social media.
Brazil, meanwhile, had a record of 36 unbeaten games against Romania’s B team. However, Roberto Mancini‘s team, Italy, has set a new record after a stunning victory over Lithuania.
Italy has won their first game since becoming Euro champions. Moise Kean scored two goals for Italy. Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Giacomo Raspadori scored one goal each and Lithuania’s Edgaras Utkus scored a suicide goal.
Italy has won 29 of their 37 games unbeaten and drawn eight. Earlier, Brazil held an unbeaten record in 36 consecutive games from 1993 to 1996.
Italy has made the debate meaningless as Brazil are unclear on their unbeaten record of 36 games.
Mancini’s team Italy is unbeaten after losing to Portugal in September 2018.
Italy, in Group C of the World Cup qualifiers, has added 14 points from six games to take a six-point lead over second-placed Switzerland. Switzerland has 8 points from 4 games.