France forward Kylian Mbappe netted his fourth goal of the FIFA World Cup 2018 to become the first teenager since legendary Brazillian footballer Pele to score in the World Cup final. With this goal against Croatia, the 19-year old Mbappe becomes the second youngest player in the history of the game to score a goal in the big final, after Pele did it for Brazil in 1958. He also led France to a memorable World Cup triumph in Russia after 20 years. Also Read - Need to Win Trophies Before I Can be Among Elite Level of Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo: Kylian Mbappe
This was France’s second title at the world event. Mbappe also bagged the ‘Best Young Player of the tournament’ for his outstanding performance at the biggest sporting extravaganza in Russia. Also Read - Kylian Mbappe Gifts His Hat-Trick Jersey to UFC Star Khabib Nurmagomedov | Watch Video
The teenager scored the goal for Les Blues in the 65th minute to give France a 4-1 lead in the epic clash at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. He scored the goal from outside the box beating Croatian defence with an immaculate effort placing the ball in the bottom-left corner of the post. Also Read - Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain: 'Better Release Messi' - Twitter Buzzing After Barca Crushed at Camp Nou
Right from the start, France dominated the proceedings in the big final and didn’t really allowed the young and less experienced Croatian team to dictate the terms.
Mbappe plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) where he is a regular starter in the playing XI. He was twice adjudged as the ‘Best Young Player of the League’ in the Ligue One. The teen sensation from Bondy has also won the League trophy with two different clubs – with PSG and former club Monaco.
Mbappe became the world’s second-most expensive player when he moved from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain for a whopping price of 180 million euros. He is behind Brazillian Neymar in the all-time list of most expensive players.