Kylian Mbappe and another supremely talented generation of French players may just be getting started after overcoming Croatia to win the World Cup in Russia.

While the 19-year-old is the poster boy for France’s new crop of talent, the make-up of the squad suggests they have the youth and fire-power to dominate international football for years to come.

The average age of a fine back four of Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti and Lucas Hernandez is just 23.

Ousmane Dembeleplayed for just two minutes in the knock-out stages, while France’s other goalscorers on Sunday, Antoine Griezmann, 27, and Paul Pogba, 25, are in their prime.

“I have a story to write, this is just the beginning,” Mbappe, named young player of the tournament, warned the world. “I intend to go even further.”AFP

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