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Youngest FIFA World Cup scorer: Spain’s Gavi becomes youngest World Cup scorer since Pele: Follow FIFA World Cup 2022

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Youngest FIFA World Cup goalscorer: Spain midfielder Gavi’s goal in his side’s 7-0 thrashing of Costa Rica on Wednesday made him the youngest…

Youngest FIFA World Cup scorer: Spain midfielder Gavi’s goal in his side’s 7-0 thrashing of Costa Rica on Wednesday made him the youngest World Cup goalscorer since Brazil great Pele in 1958. Follow FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE updates with Akashera.IN and watch FIFA WC LIVE streaming on Jio Cinemas.

Pele was 17 in Sweden when he led Brazil to their first World Cup title, scoring six goals.

Gavi, 18, also secured the game’s MVP award after becoming the youngest Spaniard to score at a World Cup, beating the record held by Cesc Fabregas, who was 19 when he netted against Ukraine at the 2006 tournament.

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“I’m happy with the performance, but what I really care about is that we won and played a great game, let’s move on,” Gavi told this at a press conference.

Youngest FIFA World Cup scorer: Spain’s Gavi becomes youngest World Cup scorer since Pele: Follow FIFA World Cup 2022

Youngest FIFA World Cup scorer: Spain’s Gavi becomes youngest World Cup scorer since Pele: Follow FIFA World Cup 2022

“Of course it’s an honor to be number two on this list and it’s something that makes me really happy.”

Gavi scored Spain’s fifth goal in the 74th minute with a sumptuous volley off the post after a floating cross from Alvaro Morata.

Ferran Torres grabbed a brace and strikes from four other players took Spain past 100 goals in football’s showpiece tournament.

Barcelona’s Gavi became the youngest player to represent Spain in November 2021, two months after his 17th birthday. A few months later, he became the youngest Spanish player to score a goal for his country.

Youngest FIFA World Cup scorer: Spain’s Gavi becomes youngest World Cup scorer since Pele: Follow FIFA World Cup 2022

Follow FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE updates with Akashera.IN and watch FIFA WC LIVE streaming on Jio Cinemas.

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