Kylian Mbappe

Mbappe back but PSG beaten by Rennes

Kylian Mbappe made his return from a post-World Cup holiday but Paris Saint-Germain went down 1-0 away to Rennes in Ligue 1 on Sunday, a result which leaves them just three points clear at the top of the table halfway through the season.

December 18, 2022
December 18, 2022

'Music starts with Messi'

Arsene Wenger has praised "leader of the orchestra" Lionel Messi as the Argentine great bids to inspire his team to glory in Sunday's World Cup final against defending champions France.

December 18, 2022
December 18, 2022

Mbappe seeks to re-order football's hierarchy

Kylian Mbappe can on Sunday become the youngest player to win two World Cups since Pele achieved the feat at the age of 21.

December 18, 2022
December 18, 2022

Martinez says Kylian Mbappe 'doesn't know enough about football'

Argentina goalkeeper Emi Martinez criticised Kylian Mbappe over old comments the France striker made about the quality of South American football.

December 18, 2022
December 18, 2022

France 2-1 Argentina: What's your prediction?

After a mesmerising month of upsets, when several brash outsiders threatened soccer's status quo, the World Cup final will have a familiar feel on Sunday when France and Argentina will go toe to toe, each seeking a third title.

December 18, 2022
December 18, 2022

World Cup needs risk-takers, says Klinsmann

Former World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann said the tournament in Qatar has shown the need for risk-taking players such as Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi.

December 17, 2022
December 17, 2022

France battle to stop spread of virus on eve of World Cup final

Didier Deschamps said Saturday that France were taking "as many precautions as possible" to stop the spread of a virus that is threatening preparations for their World Cup final showdown with Argentina.

December 17, 2022
December 17, 2022

Mbappe’s star power looms large in home city Bondy

As French soccer star Kylian Mbappe gears up for the World Cup final on Sunday in Qatar, the striker's presence is also felt strongly in Bondy, the unassuming satellite city of Paris where he grew up.

December 17, 2022
December 17, 2022

Argentina's 'spider' man Alvarez, the pride of his village

Julian Alvarez has been a revelation for Argentina at the World Cup but back in his tiny home village the player nicknamed "Spider" is celebrated for his humility and hailed as a "hero" and "ambassador".

December 14, 2022
December 14, 2022

Kylian Mbappé and Achraf Hakimi: A friendship you probably did not know of

Despite the fact that Hakimi has only recently moved to Paris in 2021, the two have a great rapport both on and off the field. Mbappé is fluent in Spanish, and he has been crucial in helping Hakimi adjust to life in the PSG locker room, and frequently posts about their friendship on social media, like in an Instagram story depicting the two enjoying a PSG win, Mbappé used the term "My brother" to refer to Hakimi.

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

5 most stylish footballers playing at the World Cup 2022

The game of football is a class apart, and so are some of the players — not just in terms of their athletic prowess while playing the game, but also in their fashion game — they stand apart. Some have a formal style, some prefer casual, and some straight up flamboyant.