Kylian Mbappe built upon his incredible World Cup record when he hauled France to the brink of glory at Qatar 2022.
Argentina appeared to be cruising to victory in the final before Mbappe's late brace forced extra time and he then became the first player since England great Geoff Hurst to score a hat-trick in the World Cup final.
Les Bleus eventually came up short on penalties, meaning Mbappe was unable to claim back-to-back world titles, having scored in the final win over Croatia to cap a breakout 2018 tournament in Russia.
It means the Paris Saint-Germain superstar has 12 goals in 14 World Cup finals appearances. At the end of 2023, that accounted for more than a quarter of his overall international goals tally and, by comparison, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored eight times in 22 World Cup finals appearances.
Euro 2024 is next on the agenda for France and Mbappe, who looks set to helm another bid for glory in Germany. But what is his record in the European Championship? The Sporting News explores.
Biggest wins in men's international football: Where does France 14-0 Gibraltar rank in all-time list?
First, here's a breakdown of the 24-year-old's overall France record across all competitions.
World Cup qualification
European Championships qualifiers
UEFA Nations League
The glaring blank in the table above highlights the major misstep of Mbappe's international career to date.
France headed into Euro 2020, which was delayed until the European summer of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, with hopes high but drawn in a devilishly tough group.
They opened with a 1-0 win over Germany in Munich, where a goal disallowed for offside wasRead on sportingnews.com