All eyes are on the 23 year old, world’s most electric player, Kylian Mbappé who has turned the World Cup final between France and Argentina on its head and taken the game into extra time.
In the 80th minute, substitute Randal Kolo Muani was brought down by Nicolas Otamendi in the Argentina box, before Paris Saint-Germain forward Mbappe scored the resultant penalty. Within 97 seconds, Mbappe – who turns 24 on Tuesday (20 December) – struck again, driving a half-volley across Emi Martinez’s goal to make it 2-2.
Kylian Mbappe becomes first player to score World Cup final hat-trick since Geoff Hurst as he twice brings France back level with Argentina and overtakes Pele and Zinedine Zidane.
Mbappe’s brace saw him overtake Messi in the race for the golden boot, the goals marking the Frenchman’s sixth and seventh of the Qatar World Cup.
When Mbappe scored a penalty and then an incredible volley less than two minutes later to save his side he gave football fans at least another 30 minutes of mouth-watering viewing.