Youssoufa Moukoko becomes youngest German World Cup player since Uwe Sweeler in Japan defeat


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Germany’s teen prodigy Youssoufa Moukoko became the youngest player to play at the Qatar World Cup. Moukoko, who turned 18 on November 20, came on as a substitute in the 1-2 defeat to Japan on Wednesday.

Moukoko became the youngest-ever German to play in a World Cup after former player Uwe Seeler, overtaking Jamal Musiala, who started at the Khalifa International Stadium.

The Borussia Dortmund attacker become the second-youngest European to appear in the World Cup surpassing Denmark’s Christian Eriksen.

Norman Whiteside is the youngest-ever player to appear in the World Cup. He turned up for Ireland against Yugoslavia in 1982, when he was 17 years and 41 days. 



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