FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Christian Benteke sets new record for fastest goal

Belgium's Christian Benteke set a new record for the fastest goal in the history of competitive international football when he scored after 8.1 seconds against Gibraltar in a World Cup qualifier on Monday.

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Christian Benteke scored the fastest goal in World Cup qualifying history by netting the first strike of his hat-trick after seven seconds as Belgium won 6-0 against Gibraltar in Group H.

It took Benteke 8.1 seconds to score against Gilbrater, setting a new record in the process, It was the fastest goal ever recorded in an international match, beating the previous best mark - set by San Marino's Davide Gualtieri in a World Cup qualifier against England in 1993 - by 0.2 seconds

The Belgian striker's achievement is all the more remarkable considering Gibraltar kicked off. After just two touches of the ball, Benteke robbed them of possession and made history.

"[Belgium's] goal was to hurry up for the first 20 minutes," Benteke told told RTBF.

 "The defender anticipates wrong, I passed him and I do not ask questions.

"I feel good in recent weeks. I want to keep moving forward."

Christian Benteke not only scored a historic goal in the encounter in Faro, he went on to net a hat-trick. Axel Witsel, Dries Mertens and Eden Hazard also added their names to the scoresheet.

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