France achieved their most significant victory in history by defeating Gibraltar 14-0 in Euro 2024 qualifying on November 18, 2023.
Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick against a side that was reduced to 10 men in the 18th minute following Ethan Santos' red card.
Teenage debutant Warren Zaire-Emery was also on the scoresheet as the 2018 World Cup winners produced an utterly ruthless showing against the European minnows, who endured their heaviest ever defeat.
France had already qualified for Euro 2024 as winners of Group B but that didn't stop them taking their foot off the gas in this one. Indeed, their performance has only underlined why they are one of the favourites to win the tournament next year.
But where did this victory rank in the all-time list of the biggest wins in men's international football? The Sporting News takes a look back at some of the most one-sided contests in history.
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In a 2002 World Cup qualifier six hours north of Sydney, a record-breaking performance took place that seems destined to stand the test of time. Archie Thompson, new to international football at that point, scored an astonishing 13 goals, setting an individual FIFA World Cup scoring record that appears unbeatable. The match ended with a staggering scoreline of 31-0 in favour of Australia against American Samoa.
The game marked a pivotal moment for Australia, seeking redemption after a disappointing World Cup qualification attempt four years prior, while American Samoa navigated their first-ever World Cup qualifier with limited resources and experience. Passport issues meant the vast majority of their usual squad was not even available for the match.
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