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Mbappe makes quick return to PSG training after World Cup heartbreak

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A frustrating final saw Mbappe score a hat-trick but fail to lift the trophy at Doha.

Kylian Mbappe has returned to Paris Saint-Germain’s training only three days after the World Cup final.

France hoped to defend the World Cup title when they locked horns with Argentina on Sunday. Mbappe’s sensational hat trick got France back into the game three times, but Les Bleues were not able to complete their comeback.

Following a 3-3 draw, Argentina defeated their European rivals in the penalty shootouts. Mbappe won the tournament’s Golden Boot after scoring eight goals. But it was his teammate, Lionel Messi, who stole the show by finally claiming the World Cup title.

Mbappe has returned to PSG’s training as they prepare for the second half of the season. The Parisians’ manager Christophe Galtier expressed his happiness over the 24-year-old’s motivation in an interview with PSG TV.

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“I’m very happy to see him,” he said. “Kylian had a great World Cup. This return is also a strong signal to everyone.

“A player who may have been disappointed not to lift the most beautiful of trophies, even if he was top scorer at this World Cup [with eight goals].

“He wanted to get back in contact with the group very quickly and prepare for the deadlines which are coming up very quickly. 

“We are very, very happy to see him.”

PSG will return to action with a Ligue 1 game against Strasbourg on December 28.