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FIFA World Cup 2018: Kylian Mbappe's journey to the World Cup

Kylian Mbappe's performance for France in the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 game against Argentina has put him in the spotlight, and the world is beginning to pay attention to the rise of a potential superstar. Here is a brief guide to the mercurial teenager's journey to the World Cup.

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First Club | Mbappe started his football journey with hometown club AS Bondy, at the age of five. As a child, he used to sit in with his father, then a youth coach with the club, during the team's tactical discussions. Consequently, he learnt how to absorb tactical information very early on. (Image: Reuters)
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First Club | Mbappe started his football journey with hometown club AS Bondy, at the age of five. As a child, he used to sit in with his father, then a youth coach with the club, during the team's tactical discussions. Consequently, he learnt how to absorb tactical information very early on. (Image: Reuters)

Monaco's Youngest Scorer | In 2013, with a myriad of big clubs trying to convince Mbappe to join their youth ranks, his father, now his agent, chose the club where he knew the boy would get a faster route to the first team: AS Monaco. At the age of 17 years and 62 days, he became the club's youngest player ever to score a goal. (Image: Reuters)
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Monaco's Youngest Scorer | In 2013, with a myriad of big clubs trying to convince Mbappe to join their youth ranks, his father, now his agent, chose the club where he knew the boy would get a faster route to the first team: AS Monaco. At the age of 17 years and 62 days, he became the club's youngest player ever to score a goal. (Image: Reuters)

Title Winner | In the 2016-17 season of France's Ligue 1, Mbappe's lightning pace and quick feet proved crucial as he helped AS Monaco win the league title with 15 goals and eight assists in 29 appearances. Speculation about his next transfer move were rife even before the season came to a close. (Image: Reuters)
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Title Winner | In the 2016-17 season of France's Ligue 1, Mbappe's lightning pace and quick feet proved crucial as he helped AS Monaco win the league title with 15 goals and eight assists in 29 appearances. Speculation about his next transfer move were rife even before the season came to a close. (Image: Reuters)

Big Club | In the summer of 2017, he made a loan move to French powerhouse Paris St. Germain, where he was part of a lethal attacking trio with Edinson Cavani and Neymar. Together, the three attackers propelled PSG to the Ligue 1 title, Coup de la Ligue and the Coupe de France, in the 2017-18 season. Mbappe made 44 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 21 goals and providing 10 assists. The club decided to make his loan move permanent. (Image: Reuters)
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Big Club | In the summer of 2017, he made a loan move to French powerhouse Paris St. Germain, where he was part of a lethal attacking trio with Edinson Cavani and Neymar. Together, the three attackers propelled PSG to the Ligue 1 title, Coup de la Ligue and the Coupe de France, in the 2017-18 season. Mbappe made 44 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 21 goals and providing 10 assists. The club decided to make his loan move permanent. (Image: Reuters)

U-19 European Champion | Mbappe scored five goals for the France U-19 team as they won the 2016 UEFA European U-19 Championship. His performance against Portugal in the semi-finals was particularly outstanding. (Image: Reuters)
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U-19 European Champion | Mbappe scored five goals for the France U-19 team as they won the 2016 UEFA European U-19 Championship. His performance against Portugal in the semi-finals was particularly outstanding. (Image: Reuters)

Senior International Career | He was called up for France's senior team in March 2017, during the World Cup qualifiers. In 19 appearances for the national team, he has scored seven goals - his double against Argentina in the FIFA World Cup 2018 made him only the second teenager to score a brace in a World Cup game since Pele. (Image: Reuters)
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Senior International Career | He was called up for France's senior team in March 2017, during the World Cup qualifiers. In 19 appearances for the national team, he has scored seven goals - his double against Argentina in the FIFA World Cup 2018 made him only the second teenager to score a brace in a World Cup game since Pele. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Jul 5, 2018 09:30 pm
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