Gavi makes World Cup history

Gavi is making history at the age of 18 years and 98 days.

The Barcelona midfielder has become the youngest player to be called up for a World Cup with Spain, according to Spanish outlet Relevo.

Named in Luis Enrique’s 26-man squad on Friday, he surpasses Cesc Fabregas, who was called up for the first time at the age of 19 years and 10 days.

The talented midfielder is expected to form part of Luis Enrique’s 3-man engine room in Qatar later this month.

It’s not the first time Gavi has broken a La Roja record. The Andalusian scored the first goal for Luis Enrique’s side in the match between Spain and the Czech Republic at the age of 17 years and 304 days, breaking a record that had been held by Ansu Fati since 2020. On that occasion, Ansu scored at the age of 17 years and 311 days. Gavi beat him by just seven days.

Spain start their World Cup campaign against Costa Rica in Group E on 23 November.

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