Following in the footsteps of Pele .. Gabi enters the history of the World Cup through the door of “age”

Following in the footsteps of Pele .. Gabi enters the history of the World Cup through the door of “age”
Following in the footsteps of Pele .. Gabi enters the history of the World Cup through the door of “age”

Pele was 17 years old when he scored 6 goals that led Brazil to win the title for the first time, while Gabi scored Wednesday at the age of 18 years, 3 months and 18 days.

Gabi, 18, became the youngest player ever to score a World Cup goal for Spain, surpassing the record set by Cesc Fabregas when he scored Ukraine in 2006 at the age of 19.

The statements of the young Barcelona player in a press conference after the match:

• “I am happy with the achievements, but I really care about winning and performing well. We have to move forward.”

• “Of course, I am honored to be in second place on this list, and it makes me very happy.”

Gabe scored the fifth goal for Spain in the 74th minute, with a wonderful direct shot after a cross from Alvaro Morata.

Ferran Torres scored two goals and Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio and Carlos Soler scored one each, bringing Spain to 100 World Cup goals.

Barcelona player Gabe became the youngest player to represent Spain in November 2021, two months after he completed his seventeenth year, and months later, he became the youngest Spanish player to score for the first team.


The article is in Arabic

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