Lamine Yamal becomes Spain’s youngest ever player

Lamine Yamal became Spain’s youngest ever player on Friday evening when he replaced Dani Olmo in the 44th minute of La Roja’s Euro 2024 Group A qualifier against Georgia.

The teenager, who is just 16 years and 57 days old, breaks the record previously held by his Barcelona team-mate Gavi, who made his Spain debut at 17 years and 62 days old.

Spain lead 4-0 at the time of writing, scoring four times inside the opening 40 minutes of the game, as they cut Willy Sagnol’s men open on a wet evening in Tbilisi.

The first-half goals came from striker Álvaro Morata (2), an own goal from Georgia’s Solomon Kvirkvelia, and the in-form Dani Olmo.

In the same minute as the Lamine substitution, Athletic Club winger Nico Williams replaced Marco Asensio, who superbly set up Morata to break the deadlock.

Kieran Quaile | GSFN

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