Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé has set a new world record after France defeated Poland in the 2022 FIFA World Cup to advance to the quarterfinals in Qatar.
The 2018 Champions, who finished atop their group and qualified for the round of 16 despite losing to Argentina in their final group-stage match, went into the game with a lot of confidence against a Polish team that qualified for the round of 16 despite losing to Argentina. On Sunday, December 4, France defeated Poland in the knockout stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar to advance to the quarterfinals.
After dominating possession for the first 20 minutes, France came close to scoring in the 26th minute, but Olivier Giroud missed a great cross from Ousmane Dembélé of Barcelona.
Olivier Giroud’s stunning strike past Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczsny in the 43rd minute set a record as France’s all-time top scorer with 52 goals, one more than former holder Thierry Henry. The French team eventually took the lead.
Kylian Mbappé scored his fourth goal of the competition inside the 18-yard box 29 minutes into the second half to make it 2-0. Mbappé scored France’s second brilliant goal in extra time with a beautifully curved ball into the right corner of the goalpost.
Poland captain Robert Lewandowski scored a penalty eight minutes later to make it 3-1.
Mbappé’s brace against Poland marked his fifth in the 2022 World Cup and his ninth goal at the World Cup, matching Argentina legend Lionel Messi, but with fewer appearances, having only played in two World Cup tournaments, three fewer than Messi.
France’s victory also advanced them to the 2022 Qatar World Cup quarterfinals, where they will face the Three Lions of England on Saturday, December 10, at Al Bayt Stadium.
Les Bleus will look to advance to the 2022 FIFA World Cup semi-finals with a win over Gareth Southgate’s strong side, who are also one of the tournament’s favorites.