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Kylian Mbappe missed the crucial spot-kick as France were eliminated by Switzerland on penalties in the last 16 (Marko Djurica/AP)

Kylian Mbappe missed the crucial spot-kick as France were eliminated by Switzerland on penalties in the last 16 (Marko Djurica/AP)

Kylian Mbappe missed the crucial spot-kick as France were eliminated by Switzerland on penalties in the last 16 (Marko Djurica/AP)

Kylian Mbappe issued an apology on his social media accounts after his penalty miss ended France's hopes of adding Euro 2020 glory to the World Cup crown they won in Russia three years ago.

Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe has failed to fire at Euro 2020 and after a thrilling game against Switzerland ended in a 3-3 draw, he had to convert from the spot to keep France in the competition.

Switzerland had fought back from 3-1 down to force extra time with two goals in the final 10 minutes through Haris Seferovic and Mario Gavranovic.

Then there had been nine successful kicks in the shoot-out before Yann Sommer saved Mbappe’s effort, following an entertaining 3-3 draw in Bucharest.

Mbappe, who continues to be linked with a move away from PSG, was inconsolable as he left the field and he issued this message to his army of followers on Twitter and Instagram.

"The sadness is immense after this elimination, we could not reach our goal," he wrote.

"I'm sorry for this penalty. I wanted to help the team but failed. Getting to sleep will be difficult but unfortunately it is the ups and downs of this sport that I love so much.

"I know you fans have been disappointed, but I still want to thank you for your support and for always believing in us.

"The most important thing will be to get up even stronger for the next upcoming deadlines.

"Congratulations and good luck to Switzerland."

Bizarrely, Mbappe continues to be linked with a move to Liverpool, but the owners of the Anfield club have never shown any inclination to sign a player of that magnitude unless they are planning to sell one of their star men this summer.

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and unless he signs a new contract with his current employer, the club may consider off-loading him as his current deal is due to expire in 2023.

Yet a deal for Mbappe seemed highly unlikely given Liverpool's wage structure, with the top earner at Liverpool collecting £200,000-a-week, which will be well short of the package the French star would be expecting if he sealed a move.

Liverpool insiders has completely dismissed any suggestion of a move for Mbappe this summer, with their owners showing in the past that they were only willing to spend big to sign Virgil van Dijk after they collected all of the money for that deal from the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.

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With just one year left on his contract at PSG, Mbappe will now look to resolve his future with PSG after his involvement in Euro 2020 came to a painful end.

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