France forward Kylian Mbappe is known for leaving behind opponents with paced runs and his dribbling skills. On Sunday, against Poland in the team’s FIFA World Cup 2022 round of 16 tie, the 23-year-old made a few runs past defenders.
The 24-year-old’s speed troubled Polish players in Sunday’s game. He is one of the few players who has recorded more than 35 kmph runs in the ongoing FIFA World Cup.
At 23 years old, is not only grabbing attention with his speed bit also as he is scoring World Cup goals at a historic pace.
The young striker bagged his fifth goal of the World Cup in France’s World Cup last-16 clash with Poland.
The French superstar has passed Brazil’s legend Pele for most goals in World Cup history before turning 24. Mbappe has 9 Men’s World Cup goals, 2nd most for France all-time and he is just 23.
Meanwhile, France’s Mbappe and Canada’s Alphonso Davies are regarded as two of the most rapid runners in the game. However, they are not the top rankers in the chart.
Ghana’s Kamaldeen Sulemana is at number 1 after he ran at a speed of 35.7 kmph at the end of the group stages in the team’s 2-0 defeat to Uruguay.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi’s top speed has been 31.4 kmph in the defeat to Saudi Arabia, while Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal has 32.1 kmph in the match vs Ghana.
During Sunday’s match with Poland, Mbappe had some big moments including one in which he produced a fiery shot towards the target but Poland’s defenders deflected it, stopping France from their second goal, which they eventually achieved.