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Gavi set to be a star: Enrique

Gavi set to be a star: Enrique

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Teen talent Gavi is set for global stardom after he became the youngest World Cup scorer since Pele in Spain's 7-0 thrashing of Costa Rica on Wednesday, his coach Luis Enrique said.

Gavi scored Spain's fifth goal with a first-time finish from Alvaro Morata's cross that crashed in off the inside of the post to become the third youngest scorer in the tournament's history at 18 years and 110 days.

"It's the best of my dreams, I never imagined this," said Gavi. "I'm delighted to be achieving this."

"We're happy to have him in the team and we think he's going to be one of the stars of world football."

Meanwhile, Belgium star Kevin De Bruyne was left confused after being named man of the match in his team's World Cup win over Canada on Wednesday, saying he "didn't know why" he was given the trophy.

De Bruyne struggled to get into the game and was often left throwing his arms in frustration as Belgium scraped to a 1-0 victory thanks to Michy Batshuayi's first-half goal.

"I don't think I played a great game. I don't know why I got the trophy. Maybe it's because of the name," said the Manchester City midfielder.

Canada wasted numerous chances, including a missed Alphonso Davies penalty, in their first World Cup match since 1986.