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Pele praises French teenager Mbappe at World Cup

16 Jul 2018, 09:43

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Moscow: The great Pele has acknowledged Kylian Mbappe’s remarkable tournament that culminated with the France forward becoming just the second teenager to score in a World Cup final. No guessing who is first. Pele was 17 when he scored twice Brazil’s 5-2 win over Sweden in the 1958 final.

Mbappe scored France’s fourth goal in the 4-2 win over Croatia in Moscow and was voted young player of the tournament.

Pele posted a message of congratulations on his Twitter account saying ‘Only the second teenager to have scored a goal in a #WorldCupFinal! Welcome to the club, @Mbappe - it’s great to have some company!’

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