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France forward Kylian Mbappe flattered by Pele comparisons

Mbappe flattered by Pele comparisons
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France forward Kylian Mbappe describes comparisons to Pele as "flattering" but insists that the Brazil legend is in "another category" altogether.

France forward Kylian Mbappe has described comparisons to Pele as "flattering" but insists that the Brazil legend is in "another category" altogether.

The 19-year-old scored a brace as Les Bleus clinched an emphatic 4-3 win over Lionel Messi's Argentina in the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup on Saturday.

Mbappe's two-goal haul has made him the first teenager to score twice in a World Cup match since Pele managed the feat against Sweden in the 1958 final.

"I'm very happy and it's flattering to be the second teenager [to score twice in a World Cup game] after Pele but let's put things in context: Pele is another category," the Paris Saint-Germain star told reporters after the game. "But it's good to be among these people.

"As I've already and always said, at a World Cup you have all the top-level players, so it's an opportunity to show what you can do and what your abilities are. There's no better place than a World Cup."

Mbappe has also become the first teenager to score multiple goals in a World Cup tournament since Michael Owen for England in 1998.

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