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Mbappé is on fire. Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

World Cup 2022: Mbappe equals Messi’s record with brace vs Poland

France superstar Kylian Mbappe has equaled Lionel Messi’s goal tally at World Cup finals with his brace against Poland on Sunday.

Kylian Mbappé world cup 2022

Mbappé is on fire. Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

France superstar Kylian Mbappe has equaled Lionel Messi‘s goal tally at World Cup finals with his brace against Poland on Sunday.

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Mbappe went into the encounter sitting on seven World Cup goals, and the brace in France’s 3-1 win took him to nine goals at the finals.

In doing so, the speedy attacker surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo who is sitting on eight goals while equaling Messi’s record of nine at the finals.

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French star Kylian Mbappe. Photo: AFP

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With this being his second World Cup tournament, Mbappe has 11 appearances under his belt, and the nine goals scored simply shows how incredible he is.

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Messi, on the other hand, has played at five different World Cup finals, and has scored his nine goals in 23 matches.

Interestingly, Mbappe also broke Brazil great Pele’s record for most goals scored at the World Cup finals before his 24th birthday.

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Pele scored seven World Cup goals before his 24th birthday, while Mbappe now has nine, and turns 24 on 20 December.