Gavi Becomes Spain’s Youngest Scorer at FIFA World Cup

Spanish midfielder Gavi has become the third youngest player to score a goal in a FIFA World Cup match. Gavi was on the scoreboard as Spain cruised to a huge win over Costa Rica in their 2022 FIFA World Cup opener.

Spain and Costa Rica met in a Group E match at the Al Thumama Stadium on Wednesday, with the European heavyweights defeating their opponents to secure a comprehensive victory.

Spain got off to a fast start with Dani Olmo finding the net in the 11th minute of the match. La Furia Roja scored six more goals before the end of regulation time as they beat Costa Rica 7-0.

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Gavi becomes Spain’s youngest goalscorer at the FIFA World Cup

Gavi becomes Spain's youngest goalscorer at the FIFA World Cup
Gavi becomes Spain’s youngest goalscorer at the FIFA World Cup

After Olmo put Spain ahead in the 11th minute of the game, Marco Asensio doubled their lead in the 21st minute. Ferran Torres then bagged a brace (goals scored in the 31st and 54th minute) to set up a four-goal cushion in the game. of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Gavi, who was impressive for Spain against Costa Rica, added his name to the scoreboard in the 74th minute, scoring his team’s fifth goal of the game. Álvaro Morata sent a cross into the box and Gavi finished it off with a volley and the ball hit the post.

In the process, Gavi became the third-youngest player to score a goal in the signature event of the FIFA World Cup. Only Pelé and Manuel Rosas have scored a World Cup goal at a younger age.

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Gavi also became the youngest goalscorer in a FIFA World Cup match since Pelé in the 1958 final against Sweden. He is also the youngest goalscorer for Spain in the World Cup. By playing against Costa Rica, he also becomes the youngest player to play for Spain in the FIFA World Cup.

Meanwhile, the victory over Costa Rica moved Spain to the top of the FIFA World Cup points table in Group E. In Group E, Spain ranks first with three points from a match. Costa Rica, for its part, languishes in fourth place with zero points in a match.

Germany and Japan had met in Group E before the clash between Spain and Costa Rica. Japan stunned Germany in that game, inflicting a 2-1 defeat on the European heavyweights.

Germany took the lead through Ilkay Gundogan in the 33rd minute, but Japan managed a second-half comeback to get the better of their rivals.

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