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Mbappe Equals Pele Record

Kylian Mbappe Equals Pele Record

By David Kappel - Jun 30, 2018 06:37 PM @kappilinho

France teenager Kylian Mbappe was the Man of the Match in his side’s seven-goal thriller Argentina, scoring two goals and equaling a 60-year-old record set by Brazil legend Pele along the way.

Click through gallery to see images of Mbappe’s game.

The 19-year-old scored his side’s third and fourth goals in the 4-3 win to help France eliminate Lionel Messi’s Argentina.

Mbappe only became the second teenager to score two goals in a World Cup knockout stage game since Pele managed to so at the 1958 FIFA World Cup final against Sweden.

Pele, 17 years at the time, scored a hat trick in the semi-final against France and a brace in the final against Sweden.


Overall, he has now scored seven goals in 19 senior appearances for France, who will face the winner of the second last 16 clash between Uruguay and Portugal.

Do you think Mbappe can become as good as Pele? Have your say in the comments section below.   


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Warras4phefeni Joined: 09 Nov 2017
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Warras4phefeni Jul 02, 2018 11:10 AM
That Mbappe boy can accelerate maan
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MSANDROTIC Jul 02, 2018 02:29 AM
He is a good player,but I don't think he can reach Pele's record
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Trebleboys Jul 01, 2018 09:57 AM
Messi and Ronaldo's Times are over they need to admit. Mbappe is a Great Player at The World Cup right now
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MaTshepiso Jul 01, 2018 09:46 AM
South Africa must play that Wits player who went to Egypt in Bafana Bafana. Jomo Sono would have done so. He did with Benni McCarthy.
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Eek~a~mouse Jul 01, 2018 09:31 AM
Moshemane ting enwa ha a mathe o matha la mofu Ntshwekge...ya ear mi deya?
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Mtwesi Jul 01, 2018 09:29 AM
@Mfanakamdala good question, this Pele cow !!! I wish was playing nowadays the cow is overrated
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Mfanakamdala Jul 01, 2018 06:55 AM
So hw dd he equal the record?! Pele scored a hatrick in the semis and a brace in the final
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NkosieOFsoccer@ Jul 01, 2018 01:21 AM
He is gud the French team as a whole, wish he emulate the legend record..
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Michaeltshigama Jun 30, 2018 11:10 PM
He's the best
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Fakugezi Jun 30, 2018 11:02 PM
Mbappe its best
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PROPHET OF DOOM Jun 30, 2018 10:31 PM
This Mbappe b0y is f00tball himself.
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baba ka Luvo Jun 30, 2018 09:00 PM
messi fail again
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pato Jun 30, 2018 07:14 PM
Well done poi
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