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Christain Benteke Scores Fastest World Cup Qualifying Goal Ever

Belgium’s Christian Benteke scored the fastest ever World Cup qualifying goal after seven seconds against Gibraltar.

The Crystal Palace striker netted a hat-trick in a 6-0 Group H win, the first of which was also the quickest in his country’s history.

Benteke beat the previous record of 8.3 seconds, set by San Marino’s Davide Gualtieri against England in 1993.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba scored a long-range effort as France won 1-0 in the Netherlands.

At Estadio Algarve in Portugal, Benteke pounced on a loose ball from the kick-off and dribbled into the box before scoring with a left-footed shot.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard was also on the scoresheet, along with Axel Witsel and Dries Mertens, as Roberto Martinez’s side won their third 2018 World Cup qualifier to maintain a 100% start.

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