Kylian Mbappé did not go far from a second world champion title before his 24th birthday.
But the France team, despite its return from nowhere against Argentina, lost after a legendary match (3-3, 4 tab to 2).
A bitter defeat for the French striker, author of a hat-trick and top scorer in the competition with 8 goals.
The day after the match, Kylian Mbappé posted a message on his social networks: "We will come back", accompanied by a photo in which he has just received his top scorer trophy.
A message posted simultaneously on Twitter and Instagram, and which immediately experienced extreme virality.
We will return.
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) December 19, 2022
On the eve of his 24th birthday, Kylian Mbappé is already, in just two appearances, the 6th top scorer in the history of the World Cup, with 12 goals, tied with King Pelé.
He should therefore be able to overtake him in four years, and will have in his sights the record of Miroslav Klose, author of 16 goals in four World Cups with Germany, between 2002 and 2014. His evening tormentor and teammate at PSG, Lionel Messi leads him with 13 goals.
After this disappointment, the France team will have to start again from March.
Indeed, the qualifications for the next Euro, which will take place from June 14 to July 14, 2024 in Germany, will begin for the Blues on March 24 with a meeting against the Netherlands at the Stade de France.