Pele has congratulated Kylian Mbappe after the France star levelled his 60-year-old World Cup record.
Mbappe, 19, became the first teenager to score more than once in a World Cup match since Pele hit a double in Brazil’s final win against Sweden in 1958.
Although he has shone in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League at club level with Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain, Mbappe announced himself on the global stage in Kazan on Saturday.
The striker’s brace of well-taken finishes in a 4-3 defeat of Argentina takes him to three World Cup goals as France prepare to face Portugal’s conquerors Uruguay in Friday’s quarter-final.
And Pele was quick to offer his support as Mbappe confirmed his status as one of the world’s most exciting young talents in stunning fashion.
Congratulations, @KMbappe. 2 goals in a World Cup so young puts you in great company! Good luck for your other games. Except against! / Parabéns, Kylian. Marcar 2 gols em uma partida da Copa te coloca em boa companhia! Boa sorte no resto da competição. Exceto contra o ! https://t.co/DW0XcJF49m
— Pelé (@Pele) June 30, 2018
“Congratulations, Kylian Mbappe,” Pele wrote on Twitter.
“Two goals in a World Cup so young puts you in great company!
“Good luck for your other games. Except against Brazil!”
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