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Chelsea's N'Golo Kante plays FIFA, has dinner with new friends after missing train

N'Golo Kante had an off day in the World Cup final, but Julien Laurens and the FC crew explain why he was pivotal to France's triumph in Russia.

As if it were possible to love him even more, stand by and wait for your admiration of N'Golo Kante to grow ten-fold.

The story goes that after playing a central role in Chelsea's 4-1 win over Cardiff City on Saturday, Kante was due to spend the rest of the weekend in Paris with his family.

Unfortunately, the France midfielder missed his Eurostar train and was therefore stranded in London as a result.

The devout Muslim used his mobile phone to search for a local mosque where he could partake in evening prayer.

It was at the mosque that Kante was recognised by a small group of football fans who, on discovering he had missed his train, invited the Blues star back to their house for dinner.

The gang enjoyed a nice curry, chatted, played a few games of FIFA and then settled down to watch BBC Premier League highlights show "Match of the Day," which rather bizarrely featured highlights of the man sitting next to them on the couch.

Amazing. Totally surreal, but amazing nonetheless.

All hail Kante, a man so genuinely humble, polite and talented that he has quickly come to unite all football fans, regardless of club or national loyalties, behind him.

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