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Kylian Mbappe to Cody Gakpo: TOP young stars who can replace Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after FIFA World Cup 2022, in PICS

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are not ready to say goodbye to the World Cup just yet. But the clock is ticking on their careers and FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar could be the last time we see them on football’s biggest stage. In these collection of pictures, we take a look at Kylian Mbappe to Cody Gakpo, top young stars who can replace Messi and Ronaldo.

France's Kylian Mbappe

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France's Kylian Mbappe

He may only be 23 and still waiting for his first Ballon d’Or or Champions League trophy, but Kylian Mbappe is already a World Cup winner and the leading scorer at this tournament with five goals. (Source: Twitter)

England's Jude Bellingham

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England's Jude Bellingham

England’s Jude Bellingham represents a different profile of player, but his dominant midfield performances have driven his country to the quarterfinals where it will meet defending champion France. (Source: Twitter)

Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo

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Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo

Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo has three goals and has enhanced his reputation after being linked with a transfer to Manchester United in the summer. (Source: Twitter)

Brazil's Vinicius Junior

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Brazil's Vinicius Junior

Vinicius Junior, 22, is emerging as a force for Brazil and a potential successor to Neymar as his country’s next icon. (Source: Twitter)

Portugal's Goncalo Ramos

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Portugal's Goncalo Ramos

Goncalo Ramos has suddenly thrust himself into focus after his hat trick against Switzerland in the round of 16 when replacing Ronaldo in the line up. (Source: Twitter)

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