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Mbappe burst onto the scene during the 2016-17 season when he helped fire Monaco to the French league title and the Champions League semi-finals.

Although Mbappe was already widely regarded by scouts and managers as the outstanding teenage talent in Europe when Monaco knocked De Bruyne's Manchester City out of the Champions League previous year, the Belgian admitted that he had no knowledge of a player who would move that summer to Paris St-Germain.

"He had only played about 10 matches and at that time I didn't know him", said De Bruyne.

French players in a past World Cup match. The quarterfinals witnessed the ouster of Uruguay, Brazil, Russia and Sweden.

The 19-year-old forward has been one of Les Bleus' best players so far at the tournament, with three goals to his name including a brace against Argentina in the round of 16. The two sides will meet on Tuesday to decide who plays in July 15's World Cup final.

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France progressed to the semi's following a 2-nil victory over Colombia and head coach Didier Deschamps will be hoping his charges maintain the positive momentum in what is expected to be an exciting match up against Belgium.

'He's had a fantastic year and he can even improve if that's possible, so yes he will be a danger to us but we are going to try and stop him from playing'. If we do not make it to the final, or do not become world champions, that would also be a disappointment.

'I have a lot of respect for what Mbappe is doing, ' Hazard said.

'What he does is wonderful, especially at his age.

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