The Barcelona teen was on course
Barcelona midfielder Gavi made his World Cup debut on Wednesday in opposition to Costa Rica and made historical past by scoring Spain’s fifth aim.
The 18-year-old struck on 74 minutes after a cross from Alvaro Morata and wrote his identify into the historical past books on the identical time.
Gavi is already the youngest participant to characteristic for Spain and is now the youngest to attain for La Roja at a World Cup.
Gavi is the youngest participant in World Cup historical past to attain for Spain on the match.
— Squawka (@Squawka) November 23, 2022
That’s not all both. Gavi additionally turns into the youngest participant to attain at a World Cup since a sure Pele again in 1958.
He’s additionally the third youngest goalscorer in World Cup historical past behind Pelé and Manuel Rosas.
1 – At 18 years and 110 days, Pablo Gavi is the youngest participant to attain within the World Cup since Pele’s brace in opposition to Sweden in June 1958 (17 years and 249 days). Star. pic.twitter.com/p43rXs1QDJ
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 23, 2022
Gavi is already an important participant for membership and nation regardless of solely turning 18 again in August of final yr. He’s been rewarded for his spectacular breakthrough too, selecting up the Kopa Trophy and the Golden Boy Award for 2022.
Might he decide up the World Cup with Spain too?