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Kylian Mbappe wins World Cup Young Player award

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Kylian Mbappe of France receives the Best Young Player award following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.

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ByEurosport
15/07/2018 at 14:58 | Updated 15/07/2018 at 17:50

France forward Kylian Mbappe has won the Best Young Player award for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The award caps a roller-coaster 12 months for the 19-year-old Mbappe, who became just the fourth teenager ever to play in a World Cup final.

And he became just the second teenager ever to score in a final when he scored France's fourth during their 4-2 victory over Croatia.

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The award can only be given to players aged 21 or younger so there wasn't too much competition for Mbappe but he was still a worth winner.

Apart from the goal in a victorious final other notable highlights for the PSG forward include tearing Argentina to shreds in the last 16 match when he scored twice and won a penalty.

He follows in the footsteps of international team-mate Paul Pogba who won the award four years ago.

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