FIFA World Cup 2022: The defending champs march on to the Quarter Finals, Mbappe again became the hero of victory

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FIFA World Cup 2022: The deadly performance of the French team, which won the FIFA World Cup title in 2018, continues this year as well. The French team has become the third team to reach the quarterfinals this year. France were knocked out in their round of 16 match after beating Poland 3–1. The hero of France’s victory was once again young striker Kylian Mbappe, who also scored two excellent goals in this match.

France cut the last 8 ticket

Defending champions France cruised into the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win over Poland in their Round of 16 match on Sunday with Kylian Mbappe’s double and Olivier Giroud’s record goal. The French team will play in the quarterfinals of the World Cup three consecutive times (2014, 2018, 2022).

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France will face the winner of the late night match between England and Senegal on 10 December in the quarter-finals. Center forward Girod (44th minute) scored his country’s record 52nd goal in the first half. Mbappe (74th and 90+1st minutes) scored two goals in the second half and also assisted Girod’s goal.

Lewandowski scored for Poland

Consolation goal for Poland was scored by his charismatic striker Robert Lewandowski (90+9th minute) on penalty. A minute before the first half, Giroud became the top goalscorer for France, surpassing Thierry Henry (51 goals in 123 matches). The 36-year-old Girod has scored 52 goals in 117 matches. He equalized for Henry in the 4–1 win against Australia in the opening match of Group D. Mbappe passed the ball inside the box to Giroud, who fired in a spectacular left-footed shot to put France ahead 1-0.

Coach Didier Deschamps was seen celebrating it. Poland created chances during the match but unfortunately the team could not find the goal. France, who topped Group D, dominated the first 15 minutes of the match, making three good attempts on goal, one of which was Aurélien Choumeni’s shot towards goal in the 13th minute, but it was saved by Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny. Made a good defense while doing it.

Lewandowski could not succeed in the beginning of the match

Lewandowski, a veteran of Poland and one of the best strikers, made several attempts to break into the French half. 1998 champions France had a great chance in the 27th minute when Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele crossed for Giroud but he could not find the net. Poland’s players made every effort to stop Mbappe, who is now leading the race for the Golden Boot with five goals in the tournament. Chowmani was also shown a yellow card during this time for fouling Frankowski and Poland got a free kick which went in vain.

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