Cristiano Ronaldo also set a new record in what could be his last World Cup game for the Portuguese national team. With his 196th selection, CR7 equalized Kuwaiti Bader Al-Mutawa.
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Although England’s Jude Bellingham is still at the start of his international career, he is also setting a CR7 style record.
19 – Jude Bellingham is the youngest player to represent England in a World Cup quarter-final (19 years, 164 days). The youngest player of all time was Wayne Rooney against Portugal in 2006 (20 years 250 days). great skill. #ENGFRA #Fifa World Cup
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It was only by appearing in the quarter-finals of the World Cup that Bellingham replaced Wayne Rooney as the youngest Englishman to feature in such a match. Should the English also reach the semi-finals, Bellingham would be sure of the next record.