W/Cup: Mbappe Sends Argentina Home



Two sensational goals from Kylian Mbappe added up the 4-3 goals for France against Argentina in a thrilling encounter in the first knock out match in the group of 16 in the ongoing Russia 2018 world cup. France has booked a place in the quarter finals.

The France forward has become the first teenager to score multiple goals in a World Cup tournament since Michael Owen for England in 1998.

Di Maria, Mercado, Sergie Aruero scored the three for Argentina. Antoine Greizmann opened scoring with a penalty in the 13th minute, while Di Maria equalized in the 41st minute leaving the two sides on the same level at half time. The second half was so fast-paced and breathtaking that players seized every chance to take the ball to the opponent and the end of the game, the better side had the last laugh; France


What they Said:

 France boss Didier Deschamps on comparisons between Brazilian Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe: “Ronaldo was a forward player who was very, very quick. I think Kylian is even quicker.

“But this is somebody who was a world champion compared to a young player who has lots of ability and qualities. He is only 19 years old and he will make a lot of progress.”


 France forward Kylian Mbappe: “I’m very happy and it’s flattering to be the second teenager [to score twice in a World Cup game] after Pele but let’s put things in context: Pele is another category, but it’s good to be among these people.

“As I’ve already and always said, at a World Cup you have all the top-level players, so it’s an opportunity to show what you can do and what your abilities are. There’s no better place than a World Cup.”