Kylian Mbappé’s rapid rise highlights the youthful promise of Les Bleus | Dominic Fifield

Only a first France goal was missing from the 18-year-old Monaco striker’s electrifying display as his pace and poise tormented the England defenders

There was actually a hint of a wince from Kylian Mbappé as the Italian referee blew the final whistle and finally brought a halt to his football season. That disappointment faded almost immediately, of course, as the France players conducted something akin to a lap of appreciation, yet as he left the pitch the teenager could not resist one glance up at the big screen, replaying his chance in stoppage time. Even a comforting arm round the shoulder from Antoine Griezmann, with some advice whispered in his ear, did not seem to improve his mood.

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