Kylian Mbappe donates World Cup earnings to help children with disabilities

Kylian Mbappe continues to impress on the field for France in the World Cup - and he wins hearts off the field as well.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 18, 2018 10:07:45 am
FIFA World Cup 2018 France’s Kylian Mbappe and teammates applaud the fans at the end of the match. (REUTERS)

France teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe deserves a round of applause. The 19-year old forward, who was transferred to PSG from Monaco in the 2017 summer transfer window for £166million, became the most expensive teenager in football. But the youngster has won hearts for his massive gesture at the World Cup in Russia. As was reported earlier by media outlet L’Equipe, the French and Ligue 1 star has decided to donate all his international match fees to a charity to help children with disabilities.

As per the report, the youngster believes that one should not be paid to represent their country. As per the financial details available, he has decided to forego $29,000 per game and $350,000 in bonus for winning the World CUp. The footballer will be donating his money to Preiers de Cordees association, a charity organisation which helps in organising sports activities for children with disabilities. Mbappe’s act of generosity has reportedly inspired his other teammates to do the same.

France defender Samuel Umtiti said that he does not care about money. “When playing a World Cup, it’s a pleasure, because it’s a dream come true. Yes, here is money at stake. But I do not care. I do not play for that,” he was quoted as saying by The Mirror.

France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final at Luzniki Stadium with Mbappe finding the back of the net and finishing with four goals in the tournament.

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