Kylian Mbappe Triumphs, Ousts Lionel Messi From the World Cup

Nike Football spotlights the 19-year-old athlete’s recent victory.

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France’s Les Bleus are the first team to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals, thanks to two goals from Kylian Mbappe, one from Benjamin Pavard and a penalty from Antoine Griezmane. The 4-3 win over Argentina today made Mbappe the youngest French goalscorer in the history of the World Cup. On top of his achievements, Fox Sports reports that he is planning to donate his entire salary from this year’s match to charity.

The victory also means that Argentina is unfortunately out, with Lionel Messi leaving emptyhanded from another World Cup. Messi announced his retirement in 2016 ahead of qualifying for this year’s tournament, but he’s now likely retiring from international football for good.

Nike Football highlighted the 19-year-old Mbappe through a short film titled “Too Young.” “On your back, there’s a number, not your age” states Mbappe in his native French, emphasizing his skills on the field over experience. The clip above is a part of Nike’s “Believe” campaign, which also features prominent footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Marco Asensio.

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