Football: Mbappe arrives on world stage

France's forward Kylian Mbappe (centre) celebrates after scoring a goal against Argentina at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, on June 30, 2018.
France's forward Kylian Mbappe (centre) celebrates after scoring a goal against Argentina at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, on June 30, 2018. PHOTO: AFP
France forward Kylian Mbappe scoring his team's third goal during their round-of-16 match against Argentina at the Kazan Arena yesterday. He also netted Les Bleus' fourth goal.
France forward Kylian Mbappe scoring his team's third goal during their round-of-16 match against Argentina at the Kazan Arena yesterday. He also netted Les Bleus' fourth goal.PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Teenage wonder outshines Argentina's Messi with brace as France reach last eight in style

France 4 Argentina 3

On a clear and sunny day when the temperatures hit 30 deg C, there were shades of 1998 as France showed their World Cup title credentials by beating Argentina 4-3 at the Kazan Arena to reach the quarter-finals, where they will meet either Uruguay or Portugal.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 01, 2018, with the headline 'Mbappe arrives on world stage'. Print Edition | Subscribe