Casey Phair becomes youngest player in FIFA World Cup

South Korean forward Casey Phair played in the World Cup on Tuesday, just 26 days after celebrating his 16th birthday.

Casey Phair became the youngest player to feature in the World Cup.

The US-born teenager came on as a 78th-minute substitute in South Korea's 2-0defeat to Colombia in Sydney.

Casey Phair broke the record held by Nigeria's Ifeanyi Chiijin, who was 16 years and 34 days old at the 1999 Women's World Cup.

Women's World Cup 2023: Another record was broken on Tuesday in Group H match.

There is a age gap of 22 years and 256 days between Casey Phair and South Korean goalkeeper Kim Jung-mi.

Largest age difference between teammates in Women's World Cup history.

Casey Phair is the first player of mixed heritage to be selected for the Korean World Cup team.