Barcelona youngster Gavi has become the youngest player ever to appear in a senior Spain international after he was named in the starting team to face Italy.
Spain faced the European Champions in the first UEFA Nations League semi-final played on Wednesday night at the iconic San Siro.
Coach Luis Enrique decided to give the wonderkind his first international cap aged 17 years and 62 days, breaking a record set in 1936 by Angel Zubieta.
🚨 OFICIAL | ¡¡ONCE INICIAL DE ESPAÑA!!— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) October 6, 2021
👥 Esta es la alineación oficial que ha dispuesto @LUISENRIQUE21 para conseguir el pase a la final de la #NationsLeague ante la anfitriona Italia.
💪🏼 ¡¡VAMOS, CHICOS!! ¡¡A SUPERAR LAS SEMIFINALES!! #VamosEspaña pic.twitter.com/qLI8FAYy4s
Gavi has been one of the few shining lights in what has been a poor start to the season, which has put coach Ronald Koeman under pressure.