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New revelation about Kylian Mbappe makes his World Cup performance look even more incredible

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Kylian Mbappe is quite clearly the new boy-wonder of world football.

His performances in Russia with France confirmed this, if there was even still any doubt, and the 19-year-old has finished the craziest year of his career as a world champion.

It all really began with his displays in the Champions League at AS Monaco back in early 2017, scoring in both legs against Manchester City and announcing himself on the European stage.

A move to Paris Saint-Germain followed last August that, while technically only a loan, the Parisian's commitment to purchasing Mbappe made him the second most expensive player of all time at an initial €145 million.

Another great season saw Mbappe become an integral part of Didier Deschamps France side ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

There, Mbappe became the first teenager to score multiple times in a World Cup game since Pele in 1958 and then matched the Brazil legend once again by scoring in a World Cup final - again, the first since Pele.

Mbappe is a world champion, played as important a role as any France player, the second most expensive player of all time, and he's still only a teenager.

Can it get any more impressive? Apparently, it can, yeah.

French outlet L'Equipe has revealed that Mbappe didn't just win the World Cup - he did it with a damaged spine.

Having got out of bed the day before the semi-final with Belgium, Mbappe got into the shower and, in a freak accident, strained his back, damaging three vertebrae.

France v Croatia - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final

The report states that the teenager head a snapping noise before an incredibly sharp pain shot up his back.

Mbappe then collapsed on his bed almost paralyzed with the game a little over 24 hours away.

Obviously, he recovered enough to play against Belgium and Croatia, although this certainly explains why his semi-final performance was arguably his most subdued of the tournament.

You'd certainly think that such an injury would leave him needing a weeks rest and it says a lot about his mentality that he pushed through to play such an important role in the final - clearly, nothing was going to stop Mbappe from making history this summer.

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