Mbappe Wins 2022 World Cup Golden Boot After Hat Trick vs Argentina

Mbappe Wins 2022 World Cup Golden Boot After Hat Trick vs Argentina

Fred Kennedy
December 18, 2022 at 8:06 PM
  • Kylian Mbappe put on a proper show during the 2022 World Cup final between Argentina and France
  • The PSG forward scored an incredible eight goals during the tournament to win the Golden Boot award
  • Mbappe's eight goals included a hat trick in the final, which helped France force Argentina into an epic penalty shootout

France superstar Kylian Mbappe has been crowned the winner of the 2022 World Cup Golden Boot.

Mbappe carted home the prestigious award after emerging as the top scorer of the Qatar edition of the global football showpiece.

The Paris Saint-Germain ace scored an incredible eight goals during the tournament, including a hat trick in the final against Argentina on Sunday.

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Kylian Mbappe receives the Golden Boot prize during an award ceremony held after Argentina beat France to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup at Lusail Stadium. Photo by Mustafa Yalcin.
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There was stiff competition for the award ahead of the Sunday final as Mbappe was tied with Lionel Messi on five goals.

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The PSG duo also faced competition from their own teammates, including Julian Alvarez and Olivier Giroud - who had four goals each.

Mbappe pips Messi to win Golden Boot

However, it was Mbappe who eventually emerged as the winner, thanks to his masterclass during the final on Sunday, December 18.

The youngster scored a sensational hat-trick during the tie to take his tally to eight goals to win the Golden Boot.

Messi scored twice in the clash to end the tournament with seven goals, with Alvarez and Giroud failing to find the back of the net.

Meanwhile, the encounter ended in heartbreak for Mbappe as France lost in post-match penalties.

Les Bleus missed two of their penalties, with Argentina scoring all four to be crowned champions for the first time since 1986.

Mbappe’s place in GOAT debate revealed

Sports Brief earlier reported that former Paris Saint-Germain defender Abdou Diallo has disclosed Kylian Mbappe's obsession with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Diallo, who spent three seasons with PSG before moving to Leipzig on loan, hinted the Frenchman has an entrenched position in the never-ending Messi vs Ronaldo GOAT debate.

The defender who reached the round of 16 stage at the 2022 World Cup with Senegal claimed Mbappe could argue at length, explaining why Ronaldo is better than Messi.

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