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Mbappe elected French Player of the Year

Mbappe elected French Player of the Year

PARIS, Dec 25 (Xinhua) French football talent Kylian Mbappe has been elected French Player of the Year, the France Football magazine announced on Tuesday.

The World Cup winner Mbappe, who had spent his 20th birthday just five days ago, finished atop in the vote ahead of Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann.

The latest laurel was another recognition for Mbappe's breakthrough year of 2018. He helped France claim its second FIFA World Cup title this summer in Russia, winning the tournament's Best Young Player award himself.

On club level, Mbappe became the winner of Ligue 1, French Cup and French League Cup with Paris Saint-Germain. He scored 34 goals in all competitions in 2018.

The French Player of the Year is presented annually by the France Football magazine since 1959.

Originally, only French players playing in France were eligible, before French players playing abroad were also taken into consideration for the award, whose jury is currently composed of former winners and magazine editors.

Last year's winner of the award was Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante.

Mbappe finished fourth in the vote of the 2018 Ballon d'Or, another award inaugurated by the France Football magazine. He also made history by lifting the newly-established Kopa Trophy.

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Asia Cup cancelled : Sourav Ganguly

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08 Jul 2020 | 10:47 PM

Kolkata, Jul 8 (UNI) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday revealed that the Asia Cup 2020, which was to be held in
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Asia Cup 2020 has been canceled: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly

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Rohit has ability to play short ball against pacers with ease: Josh Hazlewood

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08 Jul 2020 | 7:48 PM

New Delhi, Jul 8 (UNI) Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood talking about India opener Rohit Sharma says he has the ablility to play short ball with such ease without hitting the ball too hard.

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Sports Director for strengthening infrastructure in Punjab

08 Jul 2020 | 6:42 PM

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1st Test: England win delayed toss, opt to bat vs Windies

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Southampton, Jul 8 (UNI) England won the delayed toss due to rain and opted to bat against the West Indies in the first of the three-match Test series at The Rose Bowl here on Wednesday.
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