France’s national team keeps 3 points and made the biggest win record of European Championship qualification after beating Gibraltar national team, scoring 14-0 in the EURO 2024 Qualifiers Group B at Allianz Riviera, Nice.
Marcus Thuram, Zaire-Emery, Mbappe, Jonathan Clauss, Kingsley Coman and Youssouf Fofana netted in the first half of the Group B match after France had gone ahead through a third-minute own goal.
France were already assured of top spot in the group and Deschamps handed 17-year-old Zaire-Emery his debut, making him the youngest France player since 1914.
The teenager became the youngest scorer for France since that date with his goal in the 16th minute, but he was caught on his ankle by Ethan Santos. The Gibraltar defender was sent off and Zaire-Emery’s debut came to a premature end.
With Gibraltar reduced to 10 men, France’s biggest ever win, 10-0 over Azerbaijan in 1995, was clearly within sight.
Adrien Rabiot and Coman’s second brought the record closer and Ousmane Dembele made it 10-0 before Mbappe scored twice to complete his hat-trick, his third a delightful long-range effort after he spotted the keeper off his line.
Mbappe overtook Antoine Griezmann to move into third place on France’s all-time scorers list on 46 goals and he is now only five behind Thierry Henry.
Substitute Olivier Giroud, France’s all-time top scorer, got in on the act with two late goals to complete the demolition job and move on to 56 goals for his country.
France, who have won all seven group games, will look to maintain that perfect record when they travel to Greece on Tuesday for their final game.
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