France striker Kylian Mbappe giving World Cup bonus to charity

France striker Kylian Mbappe is giving away his World Cup bonus to charity now that the side have reached the quarterfinals.

Mbappe, 19, is a patron of the Premiers de Cordée association, a charity which helps children with disabilities play sport.

The forward will donate around €20,000 per match after scoring a fine brace to help France beat Argentina 4-3 to progress to the final eight. He became the first teenager to score at least twice in a World Cup match since Pele vs. Sweden in 1958.

"The player's entourage and his family made us aware of his gesture a few days ago," Sebastien Ruffin, director general of Premiers de Cordée, said: "We do not want to go any further than that, because the bonus will only be paid if France reach the quarterfinals. In any case, we are touched by Kylian's gesture. This is something very personal -- we never ask for any financial help from our ambassadors.

"It is a bit premature to talk about what we might use the money for. However, we will know more once it is guaranteed.

"Kylian is a great person. When his schedule allows him to, enjoys getting involved with us. He is very good with the children and always finds the right words to encourage them. Sometimes, I even feel like he enjoys playing with the kids more than the kids themselves!"