Kylian Mbappe runs riot as France knock Lionel Messi’s Argentina out of the World Cup

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  • France 4-3 Argentina
  • Kylain Mbappe stars
  • Teenager scores twice for France

But those in attendance at the Kazan Arena, and the millions watching around the world, may have caught a glimpse of the future of football, the man to who Messi’s torch might be passed.

Kylian Mbappe, still somehow only a teenager, ran the show in France’s last 16 victory over Argentina, scoring two of his side’s four goals and winning a penalty for another.

His man-of-the-match performance, which dragged France back from a 2-1 deficit early in the second half, ensured his side became the first quarterfinalists of Russia 2018.

More to follow.

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