By Johnny Edward:
Brazilian legend Pele has congratulated Kylian Mbappe for equaling his 60-year-old World Cup record at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Mbappe, 19, became the first teenager to score twice in a World Cup match since Pele hit a double in Brazil’s final win against Sweden in 1958.
The striker hit a brace as France defeated Argentina 4-3 in Kazan Saturday. The double took his tally to three in the competition.
“Congratulations, Kylian Mbappe,” Pele wrote on Twitter.
“Two goals in a World Cup so young puts you in great company!
“Good luck for your other games. Except against Brazil!”
France will face Uruguay in quarter-final on Friday.