PSG Welcome World Cup Winners Back To Training

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Updated August 7, 2018
(From L) Paris Saint-Germain’s Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani, Paris Saint-Germain’s French defender Presnel Kimpembe, Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender Marquinhos and Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar celebrate at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP


France’s World Cup winners Kylian Mbappe, Presnel Kimpembe and Alphonse Areola returned to training with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday after an extended break.

The trio underwent routine medical tests on Monday with others who took part in Russia, where Mbappe was named the best young player after scoring four goals as France won the title for the second time.

The 19-year-old will wear the number seven shirt this season, moving up from the 29 jerseys he was given the last term in his first campaign with the club.

“The number gives an indication of your ambitions, the player that you want to be. It’s a new beginning,” Mbappe said in a video posted by the club on social media.

PSG, who beat Monaco 4-0 in the Champions Trophy in China at the weekend, kick off their quest for a sixth French title in seven years at home to Caen on Sunday.