French star Kylian Mbappe’s ‘old’ statements about South American football have sparked controversy ahead of the upcoming Qatar 2022 World Cup final clash between France and Argentina.
The interview of the French striker, which he gave in May last year, in which he spoke about the candidates for victory in the 2022 World Cup, has been republished.
Mbappe said when asked about the candidate for the title: “France … I think Brazil is also a candidate and it’s a good team. There are also many European teams.”
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Killian continued: “Our advantage in Europe is that we always play high level matches and when we get to the World Cup we are ready. In Argentina and Brazil, this is not the case, because the ball in South America is not as perfect as in Europe. Therefore, it is the Europeans who always win the last world championships.
These statements, which were re-published as the final match approached, angered fans in South America, and many will keep the videotape of the interview pending re-publication after the final match in case Argentina becomes world champion. World Cup.