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Pele Hails Mbappe After French Youngster Equalled 60-year Scoring Record

Pele Hails Mbappe After French Youngster Equalled 60-year Scoring  Record

By Johnny Edward:

Brazilian legend Pele has congratulated Kylian Mbappe for equaling his 60-year-old World Cup record at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Mbappe, 19, became the first teenager to score twice in a World Cup match since Pele hit a double in Brazil’s final win against Sweden in 1958.

The striker hit a brace as France defeated Argentina 4-3 in Kazan Saturday. The double took his tally to three in the competition.

“Congratulations, Kylian Mbappe,” Pele wrote on Twitter.

“Two goals in a World Cup so young puts you in great company!

“Good luck for your other games. Except against Brazil!”

France will face Uruguay in quarter-final on Friday.

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