France's teenage forward Kylian Mbappe, who scored two goals as Les Bleus beat Argentina in the round of 16 yesterday, brushed off comparisons with Brazil great Pele.
"I'm very happy, and it's flattering to be compared to a great player like Pele," he said.
"But he's in another category. Still, it's great to join the list of players that have achieved such feats."
Mbappe was born in 1998, the year Les Bleus secured their first World Cup title under captain Didier Deschamps.
Deschamps, now national manager, praised his team's character to fight back from 2-1 down.
"If I am a coach it is because I want to live this: a full stadium, highly experienced teams. Our team is much younger, but it's there," Deschamps said.
"We answered the call, we have a lot of character and it was not easy as we were leading, then there was an equaliser, then we were 2-1 behind, but we kept fighting."