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FIFA reacts after Barcelona star nets brace to become the 1st player to reach double figures in WCQ

The World football governing body popularly known as FIFA has reacted, after Barcelona football club of Spain star Memphis Depay netted a brace in Netherlands national team 6-0 victory over Gibraltar in the FIFA World Cup qualifier to set new record.

The former Manchester United football club of England star has been one of the best players in the ongoing World Cup qualifiers, and he was able to impress again on Monday night, as he guided his country to a remarkable victory.

Memphis Depay started in Netherlands attack alongside Club Brugge's Noa Lang and Ajax star Steven Berghuis and they were all fantastic in the game.

A brace from Memphis Depay, and a goal each from Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, Inter Milan's Denzel Dumfries, Borussia Dortmund's Donyell Malen and substitute Villarreal star Arnaut Danjuma were enough to give the host a convincing victory.

With Memphis Depay's brace, it means he has become the first player to reach double figures in the ongoing FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Reacting after Memphis Depay sets new record, FIFA posted on their verified Twitter handle that;

"Memphis has registered 15 combined goals and assists in European qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. No other player has reached double figures."

The 27 years old will now be looking forward to continuing his impressive run of form when the Oranje boys of Netherlands play their next game.

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