World Cup 2022: France President Consoles Devastated Mbappe

World Cup 2022: France President Consoles Devastated Mbappe

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
December 18, 2022 at 10:42 PM
  • Kylian Mbappe was reduced to tears following France's heartbreaking World Cup final defeat
  • The 23-year-old received the Golden Boot award as a consolation prize for his goal-scoring heroics
  • Despite his outstanding feat throughout the competition, Mbappe could not help but watch Argentina celebrate their World Cup success

Kylian Mbappe proved why his name should be mentioned in the same breath as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi following his remarkable feat in the World Cup final.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward bagged a staggering eight goals in the just-ended Mundial, including a stunning hattrick in the pulsating final against Argentina.

Despite his goalscoring heroics, his effort proved futile as Argentina clinched their third World Cup title via the dreaded penalty shootout.

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France president Emmanuel Macron empathized with Kylian Mbappe after his country painfully lost the World Cup final. Photo credit: @GFFN @brfootball
Source: Twitter

Mbappe scored a goal of the tournament contender with an acrobatic strike on either side of two clutch penalties across 90 minutes and 30 minutes of extra time.

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He further embellished his "big game" player status by scoring the first of France's two successfully taken penalties as Argentina edged Les Bleus 4-2 in shootouts.

After the end of a pulsating World Cup final, the 23-year-old forward was left devastated, watching his PSG teammate Leo Messi and his Argentina compatriots achieve the Holy Grail.

In a photo posted on social media seen by Sports Brief, a devastated Mbappe was consoled by France president Emmanuel Macron, who held the PSG frontman in his arms.

Mbappe and president Macron have a close-knit relationship with the latter playing a vital role in his PSG contract extension, Daily Mail reports.

Mbappe wins Golden Boot prize

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.

Mbappe scores acrobatic goal

Sports Brief earlier reported that Kylian Mbappe scored a goal of the World Cup contender to level the scores in the final of the tournament against Argentina.

The Paris Saint Germain star turned the game around after netting in quick succession to help Les Blues come from two goals down.

Mbappe's second was a stunner after meeting a cross from Marcus Thuram in the 81st minute.

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