Tue, 05 Dec 2023

World Cup roundup: France, England advance to quarterfinal clash

Field Level Media
05 Dec 2022, 11:40 GMT+10

Olivier Giroud opened the scoring and Kylian Mbappe tallied twice to lead France into the World Cup quarterfinals with a 3-1 win Sunday against Poland in Doha, Qatar.

Giroud's strike in the 44th minute was his 52nd for France, surpassing Thierry Henry as the nation's all-time leading men's scorer.

Mbappe made it 2-0 in the 75th minute and curled a shot into the top-right corner in the first minute of stoppage time to make it 3-0.

They were his fourth and fifth goals of the tournament, boosting the 23-year-old star's career total to nine World Cup goals.

Polish star Robert Lewandowski converted a late penalty to end the shutout bid by French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

--England 3, Senegal 0

England started slowly but ended up controlling Senegal in a three-goal victory Sunday in Al Khor, Qatar.

England surrendered several scoring chances to Senegal early on, but the squad shook off its shaky start to score twice late in the first period, starting with Jordan Henderson's simple finish from Jude Bellingham's assist in the 38th minute.

Bellingham then helped set up the second goal. He fed Phil Foden, who passed along to Harry Kane for the finish three minutes into first-half extra time.

Bukayo Saka finished the scoring in the 57th minute in the second half, with Foden notching his second assist.

England was outshot 10-8 but held the possession advantage (61 percent) and was more on-target with its shooting, winning that metric 4-1.

England and defending champion France will square off in the quarterfinals Saturday.

--Field Level Media

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