Warren Zaire-Emery (foto: Uradni FB/TW/IG profil igralca)
In a historic match that saw France's national team secure their largest victory ever, a 14-0 triumph over Gibraltar in Nice, a new record was set by Paris Saint-Germain's young talent, Warren Zaire-Emery.
In a game that will be etched in the annals of French football, Warren Zaire-Emery, at just 17 years, eight months, and ten days old, became the youngest player ever to score for the French national team. His goal, which brought the world vice-champions a 3-0 lead, came during his debut match in the A team, following a well-coordinated play with teammate Kingsley Coman.
Zaire-Emery's landmark achievement, however, was marred by an injury sustained during the goal-scoring moment. A harsh tackle by Ethan James Santos, which was penalized with a direct red card, forced the young PSG midfielder to leave the game early, passing his spot on the field to Youssef Fofana.
Not only has Zaire-Emery set the record as the youngest goal scorer for France, but he is also the youngest player ever to have played for the national team. His debut came swiftly following his first call-up to the national squad, marking a rapid rise in his burgeoning career.
The match against Gibraltar was a display of France's overwhelming dominance, setting a new record for their largest victory. This game, part of the EURO 2024 qualifiers, has certainly put the spotlight on France's emerging talents and their potential impact in the upcoming tournament.