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World Cup Round-Up: Mbappe’s Brace Seals France Top Spot In Group D

Kylian Mbappe’s brace against Denmark has sealed France’s top spot in the Group D of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Gatekeepers News reports that the Saturday victory has therefore made France the first team to qualify for the last 16 of the ongoing World Cup.

Kylian Mbappe – fresh from scoring in France’s opening night 4-1 win over Australia – scored the first of his two poacher-like efforts when converting a cross from Theo Hernandez on 61 minutes.

Meanwhile, Argentina have taken out their humiliating opening defeat by Saudi Arabia on Mexico.

Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez rescued Argentina from the brink of World Cup elimination.

Messi scored the crucial opening goal from 20 yards in the 64th minute. Fernandez on the other hand, curled in the first goal for his country in the 87th minute to secure the second goal and three points.

On the other hand, luck was against Saudi Arabia as Poland defeated them 2-0 on Saturday.

Barcelona star, Robert Lewandowski fulfilled his childhood dream by scoring his first World Cup goal as he netted Poland’s second at the 82nd minute just four days after he missed a crucial penalty in his team’s opening goalless draw against Mexico.

Earlier, Piotr Zielinski gave Poland a 39th-minute lead which was followed by some stunning Wojciech Szczesny penalty heroics in first-half stoppage time.

Meanwhile, Australia gave their World Cup campaign a spark of life after defeating Tunisia 1-0.

The 2022 World Cup continues today.

 

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