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Kylian Mbappé surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo and Maradona in World Cup goals

The 23-year-old scored a brace in France’s 3-1 win over Poland in the Round of 16 reaching nine goals in two World Cup appearances.

Kylian MBAPPE of France celebrates his goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Round of 16 match between France and Poland at Al Thumama Stadium on December 4, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Baptiste Fernandez/Icon Sport via Getty Images)
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The French national team is one of the top contenders to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup and they have one of the best players in the competition, Kylian Mbappé. The 23-year-old scored a brace and provided one assist in France’s 3-1 win over Poland on Sunday night in the Round of 16 at Al thumama stadium.

Mbappé is a goal-scoring machine

The Paris Saint-Germain striker has found the back of the net five times in the current campaign and he scored four in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Kylian Mbappé has scored a total of nine goals in two World Cup appearances and only Lionel Messi has that amount of goals in the history of the tournament.

Mbappé scored more goals at the World Cup than Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Armando Maradona. The French international has also surpassed Luis Suárez, Neymar, Thierry Henry, Rivaldo, Kempes, and more. Mbappé has the same amount of goals as Lionel Messi but in three World Cups less than the Argentinian star.

The PSG ace can keep increasing his legacy at a World Cup when France plays against England on December 10 at Al Bayt stadium. “This is the competition of my dreams, and I am delighted to be here,” said Mbappé after Sunday’s match. “I have prepared all season to be ready.”

“When I didn’t speak to the media in the early rounds of this competition, it was because I just needed to focus on the tournament and my football. When I want to concentrate, that’s how I function, but when I was told the French Federation would be fined, I paid it myself because it was my responsibility.

“But I am here and focused on winning the World Cup again. We’re a long way from achieving our objective of going all the way and winning the World Cup, though. The first challenge is the quarterfinal, and that’s what we are focusing on now.


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