France’s Kylian Mbappé is a shoo-in and three Uruguayans, one Nigerian and an England player also make our team
Awarded for the first time in 2006, Fifa’s best young player award is usually a hotly contested prize to honour the best player aged 23 or under. This time, however, there is surely no contest.
Kylian Mbappé does not celebrate his 20th birthday until December but the France forward has been an undoubted star of the 2018 World Cup and will surely follow in the footsteps of the 2006 winner, Lukas Podolski, Thomas Müller in 2010 and France teammate Paul Pogba four years ago by taking the award. But which other eligible players have excelled in Russia? We select an XI of young stars.