All you need to know about France superstar Mbappe

All you need to know about France superstar Mbappe

All you need to know about France superstar Mbappe
Dec 06, 2022 1 min, 22 secs

England will meet France in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday (19:00 GMT kick-off) - and one player in particular is on everyone's mind.

Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe is arguably the best player in the world right now, and a lot of the talk has been about how he can be stopped by Gareth Southgate's Three Lions.

Individually, he has won the Golden Boy award - given to the best under-21 player in Europe's top flights - in 2017, been named French player of the year twice, and Ligue 1 player of the year and young player of the year three times.

He was also judged to be the best young player at the 2018 World Cup and been Ligue 1's top goalscorer in four seasons.

Mbappe is the the leading scorer in Qatar so far with five goals, and his overall tally of nine at World Cups means he has already overtaken Diego Maradona, who scored eight for Argentina, and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Indeed, he is the youngest player to score nine World Cup goals, breaking a record held by Eusebio, who scored eight for Portugal by the age of 24 years and 182 days.

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