World Cup 2022: Fans Divided Who Between Kylian Mbappe and Haaland Is Better After PSG Ace Shone vs Poland

World Cup 2022: Fans Divided Who Between Kylian Mbappe and Haaland Is Better After PSG Ace Shone vs Poland

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:19 PM
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  • With Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the sunset years of their years, attention is quickly shifting to Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe
  • Both Mbappe and Haaland have been touted as the heir apparent for Messi and Ronaldo, two of the best footballers of recent times
  • The debate on who between the two youngsters is better came to the fore once again on Sunday after Mbappe helped France reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup
  • Haaland is not in Qatar for the world's biggest football tournament after Norway failed to qualify for the 2022 edition of the competition

Football fans are divided on who between Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland is better after the former's World Cup masterclass against Poland.

Mbappe has been in flawless shape for France in the ongoing World Cup in Qatar, with the Paris Saint-Germain ace playing a central role in the team's qualification for the quarter-finals.

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Kylian Mbappe applauds the fans following France's victory during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between France and Poland at Al Thumama Stadium. Photo by Youssef Loulidi.
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The youngster has already found the back of the net five times in the 2022 World Cup and looks set to add to his tally after Les Bleus booked a spot in the last eight on Sunday, December 4.

The former Monaco star scored a brace against Poland and set up another as the cup holders secured a 3-1 comfortable win.

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Fans share thoughts on Mbappe vs Haaland

Mbappe's spectacular performance once again sparked a heated debate on social media, with fans sharing their views on who between the Frenchman and Haaland is the better footballer.

One joked:

"Mbappe has more WC goals than Haaland has WC appearances."

A second posted:

"Mbappe is so much better than Haaland. Anyone who disagrees is 12 years old or follows the media hype."

Another claimed:

"Mbappe is lucky to be in a good national team. If Haaland was in a world-class national team he would also be breaking records."

A fourth noted:

"I wouldn't say Haaland is as good. Great finisher, for sure. But Mbappe has so much more to it: speed, vision, dribbles, Vista, passes, playmaking in small areas, and smart plays. I don't minimize Haaland, but Mbappe is in a league of his own."

While a fifth concluded:

"If Haaland is out performing at club level in both domestic league and champions league, then that is more than enough."

Mbappe prays for Pele

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Kylian Mbappe has sent his prayers to legendary footballer Pele who has been rushed to end-of-life care after failing to respond to chemotherapy treatment.

The three-time World Cup winner's health has been deteriorating in the last few days.

The news of his current situation has left many people on social media sending well wishes to the family.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.