World Cup 2022: Mbappe Looks Inconsolable As He Sits Alone After Qatar Pain

World Cup 2022: Mbappe Looks Inconsolable As He Sits Alone After Qatar Pain

Fred Kennedy
  • Kylian Mbappe struggled to come to terms with France's World Cup heartbreak on Sunday
  • The PSG ace watched on in disbelief as Argentina were crowned global football champions
  • La Albiceleste won the title via penalty shootout as Les Bleus missed two of their spot kicks

Kylian Mbappe was pictured cutting a dejected figure, as he sat alone shortly after the 2022 World Cup final at the Lusail Stadium.

Mbappe's France were unable to see off a clinical Argentina side during the final of the global football showpiece on Sunday, December 18, as they failed to successfully defend the crown.

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Kylian Mbappe looks dejected on the bench after a penalty shoot-out loss in the 2022 World Cup final between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium. Photo by Michael Regan.
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The match had to be decided via an epic penalty shootout, after it had ended in a 3-3 thrilling draw after 30 minutes of extra time.

Mbappe and Messi accounted for five of the six goals in the final, with the former scoring a stunning hat-trick.

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France loses in the final

The Sun reports that Argentina found themselves 2-0 up at the interval, but were unable to protect the scoreline in the second half, as France rallied back to draw 2-2 courtesy of Mbappe.

Messi seemed to have nicked it for Argentina in the extra time, only for Mbappe to equalise once again to drag the match into shootouts.

Lionel Scaloni's charges eventually emerged the winners, after Les Bleus missed two of their spot kicks.

Kylian Mbappe inconsolable after loss

Mbappe was pictured sitting all alone, shortly after La Albiceleste had emerged as the victors in the final.

The 23-year-old cut a dejected figure as he came to terms with the heartbreaking loss.

Clearly, not even the Golden Boot award that he had won could cheer him up, as he dejecedly watched his club teammate Messi fulfill his long-term dream.

Mbappe finished the tournament as the top scorer with eight goals, one ahead of Messi, who netted seven for Argentina.

France's President consoles Mbappe

In a photo posted on social media seen by Sports Brief, a devastated Mbappe was consoled by French 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.

The young striker was the epitome of devastation after France were beaten at the final hurdle, as Argentina instead claimed the world title.