BERLIN: Kylian Mbappe became the youngest player to score 10 World Cup goals on the way to dragging France level with Argentina in Sunday’s Qatar 2022 final.
The forward gave Les Bleus hope from the penalty spot in the 80th minute, before a stunning volley squared things up just 97 second later at Lusail Stadium, where Lionel Messi’s spot-kick and a goal from Angel Di Maria had seemingly put Argentina in control.
Taking his World Cup tally to 11 goals, Mbappe is the youngest player to reach double figures at the finals – aged 23 years 363 days- surpassing Gerd Muller’s record (24 years, 226 days).
The Paris Saint-Germain star also became the fifth player to score three times in a World Cup final, having also netted against Croatia in the 2018 showpiece, along with Vava, Geoff Hurst, Pele and Zinedine Zidane. — dpa