While Messi shines in Qatar, worst news arrive for Mbappe

Why Mbappe could land in trouble

Why Mbappe could land in trouble

Lionel Messi displayed an excellent performance in the round of 16 win against Australia, as Argentina booked a place in the quarter-finals following the 2-1 victory. Messi broke the deadlock with a fine finish to increase his tally in Qatar to 3 goals as he strives to actualise the dream of winning the world cup.

In the same vein, his Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) teammate, Kylian Mbappe has also been in fine form. Mbappe started on a bright note with man of the match display against Australia, scoring one while also providing an assist for Olivier Giroud. Mbappe further raised the bar in the second game as he scored two goals against Denmark. 

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In spite of his display on the pitch, Mbappe landed himself in trouble after winning two man of the match awards in the group stage. To dodge inquiries regarding his future with Paris Saint-Germain, France's top forward has yet to show up at any press conferences in Qatar. The French Football Federation also decided to cover any fines incurred has it pledged its complete support to Mbappe during his press conference boycott.

Mbappe is now in the headline for another reason. He has purposefully obscured Budweiser's name in his man of the match photos to avoid endorsing alcohol at the World Cup. According to L'Equipe, Mbappe, who has won the match trophy twice already this tournament, does not want to be affiliated with Budweiser, the World Cup's primary sponsor.

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Every time Mbappe has posed with the trophy, which is presented by a renowned beer business after each game, he has purposefully obscured the brand. The Frenchman complies with his image rights policy not to promote alcoholic beverages, gambling on sports, and bad food. It is claimed that Mbappe does not want to harm his reputation by endorsing an alcoholic beverage like Budweiser because he has become a role model for many French children. 

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