Eighteen-year-old Gavi is Spain’s teenage sensation at this World Cup. Gavi’s goal against Costa Rica in the first game also made him the youngest player since 1958 to find a goal at the World Cup. In the game against Germany, coach Louis Entke recalled the player in the 66th minute when the team was one goal behind.
As the game progressed, Gavi was now making headlines in the Spanish media for offside. Diario AS reports that the young Spanish princess signed and bought the 17-year-old Leaner Gavi’s shirt out of admiration for the star. Father King Felipe VI personally received the shirt in the Spanish dressing room for his daughter. Felipe VI is a leader who maintains a close friendship with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Al Thani.
The king came to Spain’s dressing room to congratulate them on their victory in the first match in Qatar. Gavi, who scored the fifth goal in the game, presented the signed shirt to the king. His photo and video are circulating on social media.
Gavi is also the youngest player to score for Spain at the World Cup. The player surpassed the record of Cesc Fabregas who scored a goal against Ukraine in 2006. Fabregas was 19 at the time. ‘I’m happy. But the important thing for me is that the team won the game’ – Gavi told the media about his achievement. Gavi made his debut for the Spanish national team in November 2021. The star, who wears his boots for Barcelona in club football, learned the game from the club’s youth academy, La Masia.
Leaner is a student at UWC Atlantic College in South Wales. They took admission to the college on February 10, 2021 for the two-year IB Diploma course. She is the second daughter of Queen Letizia of Spain.