Move over Messi, Mbappe makes his mark

Kylian Mbappe, at 19 years of age, became the first teenager since Pele in 1958 to score twice in a World Cup match, as France beat Argentina 4-3 in a cracking last-16 tie yesterday. His sensational double helped France progress to the quarter-finals
PHOTO: XINHUA

Kylian Mbappe, at 19 years of age, became the first teenager since Pele in 1958 to score twice in a World Cup match, as France beat Argentina 4-3 in a cracking last-16 tie yesterday. His sensational double helped France progress to the quarter-finals in Russia, and meant another World Cup disappointment for 31-year-old Lionel Messi, one of the game's greatest players.

WORLD CUP REPORTS

England primed for penalties

Don't overlook Mexico: Rob Hughes

SEE SPORT

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 01, 2018, with the headline 'Move over Messi, Mbappe makes his mark'. Print Edition | Subscribe