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Mbappe Breaks Pele Record

Red-hot Kylian Mbappe has broken several records at this year’s FIFA World Cup already and his brace against Poland saw him now break a milestone of Brazil legend Pele.

The 23-year-old put in another Man of the Match performance as Les Bleus beat Poland 3-1 to set up a tasty quarter-final with England.

Mbappe scored his side’s second and third goal after Olivier Giroud scored the opened, becoming France’s all-time record goalscorer with 52 strikes.

Mbappe himself sits on 33 goals for his national team and has now already scored nine goals at World Cup finals, more than the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Maradona, while matching Lionel Messi’s tally.

He also broke Pele’s longstanding record of most World Cup goals scored by a man’s player before turning 24, with the legendary Brazilian having netted eight, as ESPN pointed out.

The French superstar admitted after the match that he’s “obsessed” with winning his second World Cup.

“Of course this World Cup is an obsession, it’s the competition of my dreams,” he said as per Goal.

“I’m lucky to play it, I built my season on this competition physically and mentally. I wanted to arrive ready and for ‘the right now’.

“It’s going well, but we’re still far from the goal we’ve set for ourselves and which I’ve set for myself, which is to win.”

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