Watch: Anthony Martial ignores Kylian Mbappe during France substitution
Kylian Mbappe was ignored by France teammate Anthony Martial after replacing him during their World Cup qualifier in Kazakhstan.
The world champions secured their first win of qualification but were made to work hard for their 2-0 success by a stubborn Kazakhstani side.
Martial was recalled to the starting lineup after Thursday’s draw with Ukraine and produced a brilliant turn to set up Ousmane Dembele for France’s opening goal.
But the Manchester United man was clearly disgruntled about something when he was replaced on the hour mark by Mbappe.
Footage showed Martial blanking his replacement as Mbappe ran on to the pitch.
Adding to the cinematic quality of the incident, the PSG forward turned back in surprise at Martial’s actions.
It’s possible Martial felt annoyed at being replaced when playing well, especially as Mbappe went on to miss a penalty.
But with the European Championships on the horizon, France manager Didier Deschamps will be looking to stamp out any potential tensions before they escalate.