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BBC Sport to launch Kylian Mbappe documentary and podcast series

Published: Updated: 16:34, 7 May 2024
Mbappe is a modern day superstar of football of this era and holds big commercial value

BBC Sport is set to unveil a unique documentary and podcast series focusing on the life and career of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and France footballer, Kylian Mbappe. The six-episode podcast series will be launched alongside a one-off documentary later this month.

The documentary promises an in-depth look into the life of the young football star, with friends, coaches, and notable figures from his past sharing memories from his childhood. Among those interviewed for both projects are French legends Thierry Henry and Hugo Lloris, current France manager Didier Deschamps, former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

Henry provides insights into Clairefontaine academy where Mbappe honed his skills while Manchester City player Bernardo Silva reveals reactions to Mbappe’s arrival at Monaco.

Series will take through from World Cup victory to Euro 2020 devastation

Deschamps discusses how integral Mbappe was in securing France's victory at the 2018 World Cup. He also delves into the player's devastation after missing a crucial penalty at Euro 2020 which led to racist abuse against him.

Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate further sheds light on Kylian’s growth as a dressing room leader during the 2022 World Cup.

Broadcast details & further untold stories

The documentary will be available for streaming on iPlayer from 6 am on May 14th before airing on BBC1 at 10:30 pm on May 18th. The accompanying podcast series promises more untold stories about this rising star of international football.

Presented by Steve Crossman and Julien Laurens, it will be available for listening via BBC Sounds starting May 14th as well. This exciting launch comes ahead of BBC broadcasting Euro 2024 alongside ITV this summer, further cementing its commitment to delivering high-quality sports content.

The upcoming documentary and podcast series on Kylian Mbappe offer a unique opportunity for sports fans and betting enthusiasts alike to gain deeper insights into the life and career of one of football's most promising talents. With contributions from notable figures in French football, viewers can expect an engaging narrative that captures the triumphs, trials, and growth of this young star.

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