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Mbappé equals Pelé, Vavá and Zidane in goals in World Cup finals


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It was Mbappé, based on willpower, who put France back in the final of the World Cup in Qatar. He scored from the penalty spot and then corrected a beautiful shot to tie the match at 2-2, taking it into extra time.

With the two goals, the 23-year-old Frenchman equaled Pelé, Vavá and Zidane. The four players scored three goals in decisions. Vavá scored two in 1958 and one in 1962; Pelé, two in 1958 and one in 1970; Zidane, two in 1998 and one in 2006. The French Mbappé and Griezmann each scored a goal in 2018.

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In addition to them, Geoff Hurst also scored three goals. He, however, was the only one to make them all in a World Cup final, as England beat Germany 4-2 in 1966.

Goals from Lionel Messi and Ángel Di María ensured Argentina a good lead in the first half of this World Cup final. Since 1998, when France beat Brazil, no team has managed to open more than one goal in the first half of a match.

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That year, Zidane scored two goals before 45: one at 27 and the other on the verge of stoppage time. The Europeans won the title at the opportunity, with Petit closing the score at 3-0.

Mbappé had lost the Cup artillery to Messi, but returned to the lead. He has seven goals in the tournament, while the Argentine has six.

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