Belgium scores fastest goal in WCup qualifying: 7 seconds

Record breaker! Christian Benteke scores fastest ever World Cup qualifying goal

Benteke was part of a strong Belgium line-up taking on Gibraltar in the World Cup qualifier, with their line-up including Thibaut Courtois, Axel Witsel, who scored the side's second on the night, and Eden Hazard of Chelsea.

Belgium's Christian Benteke has struck the fastest goal in World Cup qualifying history after scoring immediately after kick-off against Gibraltar.

Greece's Nikolaos Karelis, left, and Estonia's Taijo Teniste struggle for a ball during their World Cup Group H qualifying soccer match between Estonia and Greece in Tallinn, Estonia, on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

Federation Internationale de Football Association said it was "the fastest goal in World Cup qualifying history" while UEFA called it "the quickest ever goal in competitive internationals".

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The Crystal Palace striker held up six fingers in his muted celebration but was one second out with the official time standing at seven seconds.

Portugal's second 6-0 win inside four days was not enough to top the group but points to a bright future. Belgium beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-0 on Friday. Silva completed his hat-trick eight minutes before halftime by knocking home another loose ball. A fine goal, and a record that should stand for quite a while.

Hungary rose to third with their first win of the campaign, beating Latvia 2-0. Szalai also scored twice in a 3-2 home defeat against Switzerland on Friday. The two sides will meet in Paris on 11 November.

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