Mbappe, now 19, became France’s youngest player to appear in major tournaments (World Cup and European Championships) as his side beat Australia 2-1 in their first Group C match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
After setting the record for the youngest player, Mbappe has the chance to break another record, the youngest Frenchman to score in a major tournament. Mbappe can do it in the game against Peru in Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg, Thursday (21/06/2018).
David Trezeguet has so far been the record holder when he broke Saudi Arabia’s goal at the 1998 World Cup at the age of 20 years 246 days.
In addition to a matter of record opportunities from Mbappe, the following data and facts related to the match versus France versus Peru, as quoted from Opta:
– France and Peru met only once in a friendly match at the Parc des Princes in April 1982. At that time, Peru won 1-0.
– The last South American team to beat France at the World Cup was Argentina in 1978. Since then, France have been unbeaten in the last seven games against South American teams at the World Cup (three wins, four draws). Three of the last four games ended in a goalless draw.
– Peru have not won in their last five games against European teams at the World Cup (twice, losing three). The last time they won over European teams was when they beat Scotland in the 1978 World Cup.
– Peru have never won in their last seven World Cup matches (draw twice, lost five times).
– Peru recorded 17 shots in the first match against Denmark. But, they failed to score and lost 0-1.
– After a streaking defeat of Mexico and South Africa in the 2010 World Cup, France were unbeaten in their last four matches in the group stage of the World Cup (three wins, one draw).
– Antoine Griezmann is directly involved in nine of the last 13 goals of France in major tournaments (World Cup and European Cup). Griezmann scored seven goals and two assists