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From the hope of 2018 to the icon of 2022, the irresistible rise of Kylian Mbappé


STORY – Nugget in the making four years ago during the coronation in Russia, Bondy's crack is today the trump card of the Blues.

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History is on.

And she goes fast, very fast when it comes to Kylian Mbappé… A little over a year after his first selection in Blue, on March 25, 2017 in Luxembourg (2-0 victory), the crack of Bondy lifted the Coupe du world on July 15, 2018, in Moscow.

Scorer in the final against Croatia (4-2), his fourth achievement of the tournament, he had inherited the title of best hope, at 19 years old.

A nugget, a wonder, a promise.

A kid too, a little frail, fresh in attitude and words.

Four and a half years later, Mbappé is back in the final, 90 minutes from the "ultimate dream", this coronation around which the PSG striker "

built (his) season

", as he said during his first and so far only appearance in front of the media in Qatar.

Because yes, it is Mbappé who decides.

And Mbappé chose not to speak.

He is the only one to have been exempted, with the substitute goalkeepers (Mandanda, Areola) and the downgraded Pavard.

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Source: lefigaro

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