Football legend Pele told Kylian Mbappe on Tuesday that he believes the French World Cup winner can emulate his own achievement of scoring 1,000 career goals.
Some games carry class connotations. Golf, tennis and even cricket are generally considered an elite preserve while football is looked upon as more working class. Anyone can play football, and unlike golf or tennis, you do not need any dress code: just your feet, even if they are bare.
Diego Armando Maradona, one of the greatest footballers of all time, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 60, plunging his sport and his native Argentina into mourning. One of the soccer world’s biggest legends, Maradona died of a heart attack.
The Argentine star achieved the feat with a hat-trick in Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Bolivia on Thursday night.
As the five-time champions prepared to take the pitch for their opening match against Serbia, the 82-year-old icon posted a series of photos of his past World Cup glories on Instagram, telling Neymar and his teammates: "Today we start writing a new story."