Sky’s the limit as Kylian Mbappe eyes place in history

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France’s forward Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring a goal during the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification football match between France and Kazakhstan at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Kylian Mbappe continued his meteoric rise on Saturday with another jaw-dropping performance as France qualified for next year’s World Cup with an 8-0 demolition of Kazakhstan.

The Paris St Germain striker became the first player to score four goals for France in a single game since Just Fontaine against Sweden at the 1958 World Cup.

Five weeks before his 23rd birthday, Mbappe has scored 23 international goals from 52 caps — bettering the marks of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at the same age.

“It was a great night for him in terms of efficiency but he’s had so many before,” coach Didier Deschamps said.

“His stats are…

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