The last player under 20 to do so was Pele, who set the record in the 1958 World Cup final against Sweden when he was just 17 years of age.

Mbappe stole the show in Kazan with his outstanding strikes, but shied away from comparisons to the legendary Brazillian.

“I am happy that I repeated Pele’s achievement. But don’t compare me to him," urged the 19-year-old PSG forward.

"Pele is on a different level. But, of course, it feels great to repeat his success."

This World Cup is Mbappe's first major tournament for Les Bleus, having made his debut for Didier Deschamps' side in March last year.

He has seven goals in 19 internationals so far, including three in Russia.

“It is very important for me to stand out at the World Cup, because here you play against the best of the best. This is your chance to show what you’re capable of. There is no better way of doing that than scoring,” Mbappe said.

France will face the winner of Uruguay's game against Portugal, with Mbappe aiming to add to his tally in Sochi.