By Victor Kanayo
France on Saturday night tore Gibraltar apart to record highest ever 14-0 in the Euro 2024 qualifier.
The team’s biggest victory was in 1995 when they demolished Azerbaijan 10-0.
Despite qualifying for next year’s tournament, France launched full-force attack on their opponent whose troubles were compounded by playing one man down.
It was an encounter which PSG star Kylian Mbappe netted a hatrick, with Olivier Giroud scoring a brace.
Among the goals from Mbappe was a long range thunderbolt strike.
Also, French teenager Warren Zaire-Emery at 17 years made history as the young member of France squad since 1914 and even banged a goal before going off injured.
Highest Scoring European Side
The French surpassed Germany’s 13-0 win over San Marino in 2006 in their biggest ever win in international football.
It was also the first time a European team had scored 14 goals in a World Cup or European Championship qualifying match
After winning all seven group games, France will look to sustain perfect record when they face Greece in their final qualifying game.
While Gibraltar will most likely finish the qualifier without any win and at rock bottom, they play Netherlands same day.
Netherlands had on Saturday qualified for the continental showpiece after beating Ireland 1-0.