Benteke Scores FIFA’s Fastest Goal In WCQ


Christian Benteke scored the fastest FIFA World Cup qualifying goal against Gibraltar after seven seconds (Photo: Internet)

Belgium International Christian Benteke on Monday, scored the fastest FIFA World Cup qualifying goal against Gibraltar after seven seconds.

The 25-year-old Belgium striker’s goal is also the quickest goal in Belgium’s history.

The Crystal Palace FC striker pounced on a loose ball from the kick-off and dribbled into the box before scoring with a left-footed shot.

The goal beat the record of 8.3 seconds set by San Marino’s Davide Gualtieri against England in November 1993.

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Benteke added his second before half-time with Axel Witsel also on the scoresheet as Belgium led 3-0 at half-time at the Estadio Algarve in their 2018 World Cup Group H qualifier.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard was also on the scored a goal along with Dries Mertens, as Roberto Martinez’s side won their third 2018 World Cup qualifier to maintain a 100 per cent start.

In Amsterdam, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba scored a long-range effort as France won 1-0 against the Netherlands.

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Pogba’s 30th-minute goal means France top Group A ahead of Monday’s opponents and Sweden, who beat Bulgaria 3-0.

Meanwhile, Euro 2016 winners Portugal beat Faroe Islands 6-0 with FC Porto striker Andre Silva scoring a first-half hat-trick and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo netting his 66th international goal.


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