Gavi was the youngest player in the national team, and also the youngest goalscorer – but since his dream goal in the 7-0 win against Costa Rica, the 18-year-old young star from FC Barcelona is now also the youngest goalscorer for the Spaniards in the World Cup.
It was in the 74th minute: with a wonderful volley from around 14 meters, Gavi slammed the ball into the net to make it 5-0. It was his third international goal and a very special one! Because he has overtaken compatriot Pirri (21 years and four months) as Spain’s youngest World Cup goalscorer. At the beginning of the final phase, Gavi got his third international goal with a wonderful volley from around 14 meters via the inside rod, the “jokers” Soler and Morata completed the clearest victory in the most one-sided duel of this World Cup so far – better than the 6:2 against England Iran. Not the first time Gavi made history! In June, he undercut Fati (17 years and 311 days) as the youngest goalscorer in the Spanish national team by seven days. In addition, at 17 years and 62 days, Gavi was the youngest player in the association’s history – and he can hardly save himself from honors, having recently been awarded the best U21 player in the world, among other things. By the way: the central midfielder recently had his contract with Barca extended until 2026, with a release clause of one billion euros.