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#FootballFever | Mbappe scores 2, France reach knockout stage of World Cup

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 1:07 PM
Mbappé scored four goals when France won the World Cup four years ago, including one in the final. - File photo

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Kylian Mbappé scored two goals and put defending champion France into the knockout stage of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Denmark on Saturday.

Mbappé put France ahead in the 61st minute and then scored the winner in the 86th with his right thigh as Les Bleus became the first team to advance to the next round.

Denmark defender Andreas Christensen equalised for his team with a header in the 68th.

Mbappé scored four goals when France won the World Cup four years ago, including one in the final.

He now has 31 goals for France, moving him one ahead of Just Fontaine — the all-time leading scorer at a single World Cup with 13 goals at the 1958 tournament.

France beat Australia 4-1 in its opening game while the Danes drew 0-0 with Tunisia. The Aussies beat Tunisia 1-0 earlier Saturday.

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