France crushed their previous record of 10-0 over Azerbaijan in 1995 with a record-breaking 14-0 victory over Gibraltar.
Not only did Olivier Giroud’s late double secure the convincing victory, but it also created a significant moment in the history of European Championship qualifying. Due to two fast own goals by Ethan Santos and Aymen Moulhi of Gibraltar, the game was all but settled in the first five minutes.
Warren Zaïre-Emery, the youngest French debutant since 1911, added to the spectacle with a superb finish before being unfortunately sent off due to a stamp. Les Bleus dominated the first half, with goals flowing from Kylian Mbappé, Jonathan Clauss, Kingsley Coman, and Youssouf Fofana. The onslaught continued in the second half, with Adrien Rabiot, Coman, Ousmane Dembélé, and two more from Mbappé, including a spectacular long-range finish.
Giroud capped off the historic night, matching Germany’s 13-0 scoreline over San Marino in 2006 and sealing the 14-0 victory with an overhead kick in stoppage time.
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