Coach Didier Deschamps, the captain of France's titlists at the '98 World Cup and 2000 European Championship, has instilled a steely mentality. However, Mbappe's speed has not been confirmed by any official site.
The Selecao entered the tournament in Russian Federation as favourites to lift the trophy but struggled to show their best form at any point of the tournament, ultimately making it to the quarter-finals before being eliminated by a vastly superior Belgium side.
"I think Roy took a lot of criticism for that, but he was courageous enough to put a lot of these young players in - and without that experience, we wouldn't have had a day like today because they've learned from that".
The first quarter-final match was played between Uruguay and France. And I think that's a role that allows us to be a team. What was Neymar up to at this World Cup? "It will surely be weird for him too".
"It has been a few years since he said what he said about me". "But, you know, we are progressing really well". We have four players who can make the difference.
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Brazil has now followed the other two World Cup giants out of the tournament, resulting in a historic first that will see a World Cup semifinal round without Germany, Argentina or Brazil taking part.
Thierry Henry is now working as Roberto Martínez's assistant manager with Belgium, who will play France in a World Cup semi-final on Tuesday night.
However that hasn't stopped people from making fun of their star player Neymar. Although an exceptional start to next season from Messi or incredible finish to the World Cup from someone like Neymar could make things very interesting, the only way I could really see Ronaldo relinquishing his crown is if Kane or Modric inspire their country to glory in Russian Federation. With only one loss under him, the five-time world champions arrived in Russian Federation among the main title favorites.
Information from Reuters was used in this report.