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France captain Mbappe: We've studied Brighton striker Ferguson

France captain Kylian Mbappe admits he's aware of Brighton striker Evan Ferguson ahead of their Euro qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.

PSG star Mbappe scored two goals in Friday's 4-0 rout of the Netherlands and will captain the French in Dublin on Monday.

On his first start, Ferguson scored as the Republic beat Latvia 3-2 in a friendly last week.

"He's a good striker, an important striker for that team," said Mbappe.

Ferguson, 18, scored twice to help Brighton reach the FA Cup semi-finals last week.

"We've seen some clips about him, of course," added Mbappe, who scored three goals in December's World Cup final.

"But we hope tomorrow he's going to do nothing and that means we are going to win and we're going to do our job. But he is a good player."

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