Mbappe scores twice as France reach knockout stage

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Kylian Mbappé
Kylian Mbappe has now scored 31 goals for France at the age of 23

Kylian Mbappe scored twice for France as the defenders set the record straight by beating Denmark to become the first team in the knockout stages of the World Cup.

The 23-year-old striker, France’s youngest goalscorer in the competition, again stole the show with second-half goals to put his side ahead.

Mbappe had earlier fired over from 12 yards and forced Kasper Schmeichel into a stop with a high shot.

But the Paris St-Germain star broke the deadlock just after the hour mark, exchanging a neat one-two with Theo Hernandez before slotting in.

Denmark equalized just seven minutes later with their first effort on goal when defender Andreas Christensen headed in at the far post after France failed to clear a corner.

Christensen, however, may have considered himself lucky to be on the pitch at the time after receiving only a yellow card on 20 minutes for dragging back Mbappe, who was looking to run clear.

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made a sharp save to keep out Tottenham team-mate Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s early shot as Martin Braithwaite fired agonizingly into the side netting.

But with four minutes to go, Mbappé had the final say, sneaking in at the far post to convert Antoine Griezmann’s cross.

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  1. Template number1Player NameLories

  2. Template number5Player NameKoundé

  3. Template number4Player NameVarane

  4. Template number18Player NameUpamecano

  5. Template number22Player NameHernandez

  6. Template number8Player NameTchouameni

  7. Template number14Player NameFurious

  8. Template number11Player NameDembélé

  9. Template number7Player NameGriezmann

  10. Template number10Player NameMbappé

  11. Template number9Player NameGiroud

  1. Template number13Player NameFofana

  2. Template number20Player Nameeat

  3. Template number24Player NameI met

  4. Template number26Player NameThuram


  1. Template number1Player NameSchmeichel

  2. Template number2Player NameAndersen

  3. Template number6Player NameChristensen

  4. Template number3Player NameNelson

  5. Template number13Player NameKristensen

  6. Template number23Player NameHøjbjerg

  7. Template number10Player NameEriksen

  8. Template number5Player NameMaehle

  9. Template number25Player NameLindstrom

  10. Template number14Player NameDamsgaard

  11. Template number21Player NameCornelius

  1. Template number9Player NameBraithwaite

  2. Template number12Player NameDolberg

  3. Template number15Player NameNørgaard

  4. Template number26Player NameBah



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lories
  • 5KoundéBooked at 43 minutes
  • 4VaraneReplaced byI metat 75′minutes
  • 18Upamecano
  • 22Hernandez
  • 8Tchouameni
  • 14Furious
  • 11DembéléReplaced byeatat 75′minutes
  • 7GriezmannReplaced byFofanaat 90+3′minutes
  • 10Mbappé
  • 9GiroudReplaced byThuramat 63′minutes


  • 2Pavard
  • 3Disasy
  • 6Guendouzi
  • 12Kolo Muani
  • 13Fofana
  • 15Veretout
  • 16Mandanda
  • 17Saliva
  • 20eat
  • 23areola
  • 24I met
  • 25Camavinga
  • 26Thuram


Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 2Andersen
  • 6ChristensenBooked 20 minutes away
  • 3Nelson
  • 13KristensenReplaced byBahat 90+2′minutes
  • 23Højbjerg
  • 10Eriksen
  • 5Maehle
  • 25LindstromReplaced byNørgaardat 85′minutes
  • 14DamsgaardReplaced byDolbergat 73′minutes
  • 21CorneliusBooked in 23 minutesReplaced byBraithwaiteat 45′minutes


  • 4Kjaer
  • 7Jensen
  • 9Braithwaite
  • 11Skov Olsen
  • 12Dolberg
  • 15Nørgaard
  • 16Christensen
  • 17Stryger Larsen
  • 18Wass
  • 19wind
  • 20Poulsen
  • 22Rønnow
  • 24Skov
  • 26Bah

Szymon Marciniak


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