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Kylian Mbappe matches 63-year-old France record

Kylian Mbappe
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The PSG star made a bit of history while helping France secure an emphatic victory over Kazakhstan in a World Cup qualifier.


Kylian Mbappe became the first French player to score four goals in a match in 63 years as France qualified for the 2022 World Cup.

The 22-year-old attacker bagged his quadruple in an 8-0 demolition of Kazakhstan on Saturday. He scored a first-half treble before adding a fourth goal three minutes from time.

As a result, Mbappe has become France’s first player to score so many goals in a single match since Just Fontaine against West Germany in 1958.


What did he have to say?

Speaking about his four-goal haul afterward, Mbappe told M6: “Yes, the match ball is in the locker room.

“The most important thing was really the qualification. In addition, in the group, a lot of players have not played at the World Cup. And even for those who have played, it is a dream to play it a second time.”


Karim Benzema scored a brace, while Adrien Rabiot and Antoine Griezmann were also on target to seal France the 8-0 win.

The titleholders progress to the 2022 World Cup finals as Group D winners.