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How wonderkids Bellingham and Gavi compare at World Cup after shining on debuts

  /  Ronaldoyyds

ENGLAND and Spain wonderkids Jude Bellingham and Gavi lit up the World Cup on their debuts.

Bellingham scored his first England and World Cup goal in the 6-2 Group B win over Iran.

The 19-year-old got on the end of Luke Shaw's cross and glanced his header into the far corner.

And Golden Boy 2022 winner Gavi was Spain's bright spark in the 7-0 win over Costa Rica, netting a first-time shot with the outside of his boot.

The big wins for both nations puts them in strong contention to make the knockouts.

Spain needed a good start to their group with World Cup 2014 winners Germany in it.

However, the Germans fell to a shock 2-1 defeat to Japan.

But how do the wonderkids' numbers compare on their World Cup debuts?

Both left with goals, but in the creative department Gavi edges Bellingham in chances created.

Bellingham did, however, show more dominance in the midfield, completing 92 passes to Gavi's 66, with 96 per cent accuracy.

The Englishman also showed a willingness to do the dirty work, winning three tackles to Gavi's zero.

Bellingham also completed two dribbles, while Gavi had none.

England and Bellingham are back in action on Friday against USA.

While fans will have to wait until Sunday to see Gavi and Co take on Germany.