Mbappe Surpasses Neymar, Henry and Suarez With New World Cup Record

Mbappe Surpasses Neymar, Henry and Suarez With New World Cup Record

Chukwu Ikechukwu
December 5, 2022 at 1:23 PM
  • France’s Kylian Mbappe scored his 8th World Cup goal after he netted a brace as Didier Deschamps cruised past Poland in the round of 16
  • Mbappe has now surpassed legendary forwards such as Thierry Henry, Neymar and Luis Suarez on the list of most goals scored in the World Cup
  • The 23-year-old forward is aiming to win the World Cup for the second time in his career in just his second competition

Kylian Mbappe is leading the race for the most valuable player at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar due to his fantastic display for defending champions France.

The 23-year-old was the hero again for Didier Deschamps’ team as Les Blues booked a quarterfinal berth after he scored a brace to sink Robert Lewandowski’s Poland.

Kylian Mbappe, France, Thierry Henry, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Qatar 2022, FIFA World Cup
Kylian Mbappe has scored 5 goals in the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Photo by DeFodi Images
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Mbappe has now scored a total of 8 World Cup goals in just his second appearance at football’s biggest competition, surpassing great players like Thierry Henry and Luis Suarez.

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Henry who won the World Cup with France, boasts of just six World Cup goals while Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has only seven goals at football’s biggest tournament.

Mbappe has also surpassed legends like Diego Maradona and Cristiano Ronaldo while the likes of Neymar, Rivaldo and Mario Kempes still rank behind the 23-year-old in the World Cup scorer's chart.

Mbappe ready to face FIFA punishment

Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe has declared his intention to pay any fines that the France Football Federation may incur in response to his unwillingness to participate in media duties in Qatar, Football London reports.

The 23-year-old France forward has twice refused to take part in post-game press conferences after collecting the man of the match award.

Mbappe will hope the issue with football’s governing body is resolved before France will meet England in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday night.

Mbappe bypasses Brazil idol Pele

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Kylian Mbappe's goal-scoring heroics against Poland etched his name in the sands of time at the World Cup.

Mbappe, who has been in red-hot form at the 2022 World Cup, led France to the quarter-finals with a brace in Les Bleus' 3-1 win over their European counterparts on Sunday, December 4.

Mbappe became the youngest player to reach five knockout stage goals at the World Cup since Pelé in 1958, following his brace against Poland.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..
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