Pele hails Kylian Mbappe as double strike matches Brazil great’s World Cup feat

Kylian Mbappe’s brilliant brace against Argentina not only put France into the World Cup quarter-finals, it also allowed him to match a feat of Pele.

In scoring twice in a thrilling 4-3 win for Les Bleus, Mbappe became the first teenager to hit a World Cup double since Pele in 1958.

The Brazil great had a double-double 60 years ago, scoring twice against France in the semi-finals and then against Sweden in the final itself.

And Pele was quick to congratulate Mbappe on his performance, writing on Twitter: “Congratulations, @KMbappe. 2 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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