The best World Cup hat-tricks

Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his second goal for France against Argentina in the 2022 World Cup final.
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The first hat-trick in the World Cup was scored by the United States' Bert Patenaude in a 3-0 win over Paraguay on July 17, 1930.

Argentina's Guillermo Stábile and Uruguay's Pedro Cea also netted hat-tricks in the inaugural World Cup and every edition of the tournament bar one has featured at least one three-goal haul.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.