first_imgKylian Mbappe on Sunday became the second teenager to score a goal in a World Cup final as France beat Croatia 4-2 to lift their second World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Mbappe scored the fourth goal for France in the 65th minute and also bagged the FIFA Young Player award after the match.Mbappe also became the second youngest player to score in a World Cup final after Pele, who was 17 years and 249 days old when he scored against Brazil in the 1958 final in Sweden.The Brazil legend tweeted soon after the goal and welcomed Mbappe to the elite club.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”Only the second teenager to have scored a goal in a #WorldCupFinal! Welcome to the club, it’s great to have some company!,” Pele tweeted.Only the second teenager to have scored a goal in a #WorldCupFinal! Welcome to the club, @KMbappe – it’s great to have some company! // O segundo adolescente a marcar um gol em uma final de #CopaDoMundo! Bem-vindo ao clube, Kylian – é ótimo ter a sua companhia!é (@Pele) July 15, 2018If Kylian keeps equalling my records like this I may have to dust my boots off again… // Se o @KMbappe continuar a igualar os meus records assim, eu vou ter que tirar a poeira das minhas chuteiras novamente…#WorldCupFinalé (@Pele) July 15, 2018The French teenager had already showed his class in Europe for AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain but he announced himself to the world in this year’s World Cup with some sensational performances.advertisementAlso read- French players crash press conference to celebrate World Cup triumphThe PSG forward scored four goals including a stunner as he found a pocket of space outside the Croatia area and picked out the bottom left corner with a precise, bouncing finish past goalkeeper Danijel Subasic.The 19-year-old terrorised defenders and they struggled to keep up with the pace and strength of the Frenchman, who bullied the defenders throughout the tournament in Russia.Also read – FIFA World Cup 2018: Full list of prize winnersFrance were ahead 2-1 at halftime after a Mario Mandzukic own goal and an Antoine Griezmann VAR penalty, with Ivan Perisic briefly bringing first-time finalists Croatia level.Quickfire strikes by Paul Pogba and Mbappe midway through the second half put France on course for the title but Mandzukic was gifted a goal by French keeper Hugo Lloris to set up a nervous last 20 minutes.World Cup 2018: Kylian Mbappe’s hi-five with Russian pitch invader goes viralFrance, however, withstood a spirited Croatia assault to lift the trophy for the second time, following their success on home soil 20 years ago, and ensure there was no repeat of two years ago when they were beaten in the European Championship final by Portugal in Paris.Also read – World Cup 2018: French President greets Croatian team, then learns the dabThe victory means that Didier Deschamps, captain of the 1998 side, becomes the third man to win the World Cup as player and coach after Brazil’s Mario Zagallo and Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer.It was also the highest-scoring final since England beat West Germany 4-2 after extra-time in 1966 and the highest in normal time since Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 60 years ago.last_img

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