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The world at his feet: How Kylian Mbappé is leading out a new generation of football superstars

Kylian Mbappé is the golden boy of football in France who at the age of 23 is in contention for his second World Cup winners medal and he could yet become a bigger star than either Messi or Ronaldo

Kylian Mbappé: the French superstar is bidding to win is his second successive World Cup medal

Last Tuesday lunchtime, as busy Christmas shoppers flowed in and out of Saks on Fifth Avenue and a queue stretched around the side of New York’s Lego shop, the ratio of staff to browsers in the nearby Paris Saint-Germain store was quite consistently 1:1.

At one stage, a father and his two sons came in for a look. “We were just at the NBA Store,” he said. “Then we came in here to see what ...