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France sink 14 past 10-man Gibraltar in record Euro qualifiers win


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France on Saturday secured probably the most vital win within the European Championship qualifying, routing 10-man Gibraltar 14-0.

Kylian Mbappe achieved a hat trick, whereas Warren Zaire-Emery marked his debut with a objective.

The French surpassed Germany’s 13-0 win over San Marino in 2006 of their biggest-ever victory in worldwide soccer. It was additionally the primary time a group had scored 14 targets in a World Cup or European Championship qualifying match.

Marcus Thuram, Zaire-Emery, Mbappe, Jonathan Clauss, Kingsley Coman and Youssouf Fofana netted within the first half of the Group B match after France had gone forward via a third-minute personal objective.

France was already assured of the highest spot within the group, and supervisor Didier Deschamps handed 17-year-old Zaire-Emery his debut, making him the youngest France participant since 1914.

The teenager grew to become the youngest scorer for France since that date together with his objective within the sixteenth minute, however he was caught on his ankle by Ethan Santos. The Gibraltar defender was despatched off, and Zaire-Emery’s debut got here to a untimely finish.

With Gibraltar diminished to 10 males, France’s biggest-ever win, 10-0 over Azerbaijan in 1995, was clearly close by.

Adrien Rabiot and Coman’s second introduced the report nearer, and Ousmane Dembele made it 10-0 earlier than Mbappe scored twice to finish his hat trick, his third a pleasant long-range effort after he noticed the keeper off his line.

Mbappe overtook Antoine Griezmann to maneuver into third place on France’s all-time scorers checklist with 46 targets, and he’s now solely 5 behind Thierry Henry.

Substitute Olivier Giroud, France’s all-time prime scorer, bought in on the act with two late targets to finish the demolition job and transfer on to 56 targets for his nation.

France, who’ve gained all seven group video games, will look to keep up that good report after they journey to Greece on Tuesday for his or her last sport.

Gibraltar, who suffered their heaviest-ever loss and have but to attain within the qualifying group, finish their marketing campaign with a house sport in opposition to the Netherlands, who secured qualification with a 1-0 win over Ireland on Saturday.

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