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#FootballFever | Kylian Mbappé leads France past Poland at World Cup

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2022 | 12:07 PM
France's Kylian Mbappe (left) scores his their second goal during the World Cup round of 16 football match against Poland, at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha today. France won 3-1.
France's Kylian Mbappe (left) scores his their second goal during the World Cup round of 16 football match against Poland, at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha today. France won 3-1.

DOHA, Qatar (AP):

Kylian Mbappé scored two goals and set up another for Olivier Giroud, giving France a 3-1 victory over Poland and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals today.

The Paris Saint-German forward now has a tournament-leading five goals and the 2018 champions are within three wins of defending their title.

Robert Lewandowski scored from the penalty spot in second-half stoppage time for Poland.

No country has repeated as World Cup champions in six decades — since Brazil achieved the feat by claiming consecutive trophies in 1958 and 1962. Italy is the only other nation to have won two straight, in 1934 and 1938.

France’s quarterfinal opponent will be either England or Senegal, who play each other later today.

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