France recorded their biggest-ever victory with a 14-0 rout of 10-man Gibraltar in a Euro 2024 Group B qualifier on Saturday as Kylian Mbappe grabbed a hat trick and Warren Zaire-Emery scored on his debut.
The margin of victory was also a record for European Championship qualification matches.
France were 7-0 up by half-time with Marcus Thuram, Zaire-Emery, Mbappe, Jonathan Clauss, Kingsley Coman and Youssouf Fofana on the scoresheet after they had taken the lead through a third-minute own goal.
Zaire-Emery also became the youngest player to score for France since 1914 at 17 years, 255 days, a record held by Eduardo Camavinga before Saturday’s match against Gibraltar.
Gibraltar were reduced to 10 men in the 18th minute and France’s biggest ever win, 10-0 over Azerbaijan in 1995, was clearly within sight.
Adrien Rabiot and Coman’s second brought the record closer and Ousmane Dembele made it 10-0 before Mbappe scored twice and Olivier Giroud got in on the act with two late goals to complete the demolition job.