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France: World Cup 2022: France beat Poland 3-1 to advance to quarter-finals

Defending champions France have booked a spot in the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar by beating Poland 3-1 at Al Tumama Stadium in Doha on Sunday.

France were ruthless in attack, aiming for the first goal, but could not unlock a solid Poland until half-time, when Mbappe made a point pass to Giroud, who scored past a diving Wojciech Szczesny to score his 52nd goal. for Les Bleus and became France’s all-time leading scorer.

The French scored their second goal in the 74th minute when Paris Saint-Germain’s electric striker Kylian Mbappé doubled the lead, scoring a goal to a loud roar from the fans, as Poland goalkeeper Szczesny couldn’t do anything about it.

Mbappé once again showed his high class by making it 3-0 for France, adding a second goal in stoppage time with another screamer to seal the win and bring his tournament total to five. Robert Lewandowski scored a consolation goal for Poland in stoppage time from a penalty on his second attempt.

Didier Deschamps’ French team is aiming to be the first team to win back-to-back World Cups since Brazil in 1958 and 1962, and will next face the winners of the England-Senegal match later on Sunday.

France XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Kunde, Varane, Upamecano, T. Hernandez; Chuameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud.

Substitutes: Mandanda, Areola, Pawar, Disasi, Guendouzi, Kolo Muani, Fofana, Veretut, Saliba, Coman, Konate, Camavinga, Thuram.

Poland XI (5-2-2-1): Szczesny; Cash, Bereshinsky, Kivior, Glick, Frankovsky; S. Shimansky, Krychowiak; Zelinsky, Kaminsky; Lewandowski.

Substitutes: Skorupski, Grabara, Jedrzejczyk, Vetesk, Bednarek, Belik, Milik, D. Szymanski, Groshitsky, Sviderski, Zhurkovski, Zalewski, Piatek, Gumny, Skoras.

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