France 3 Poland 1 LIVE RESULTS: Impressive Mbappe brace sets up potential World Cup quarter-final with England – updates

France 3 Poland 1 LIVE RESULTS: Impressive Mbappe brace sets up potential World Cup quarter-final with England – updates

KYLIAN MBAPPE has fired France into the World Cup quarter-finals, scoring twice in a 3-1 win over Poland.

Olivier Giroud opened the scoring with a fine effort before the break, and things have gotten even better for Les Bleus since.

Then Mbappe picked the ball up on the edge of the box and took his time before slamming the ball into the top corner to put France in command.

And the PSG star did the same minutes later, slotting the ball into the opposite corner before Poland scored a late penalty.

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  • Live broadcasting/TV: BBC One/iPlayer
  • France XI: Lloris; Konde, Varane, Upamecano, Theo Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud
  • Poland XI: Szczesny, Bereszynski, Glik, Kiwior, Cash, Krychowiak, Zielinski, Szymanski, Frankowski, Kaminski, Lewandowski

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  • FT: France 3-1 Poland

    It is the last kick of the match, and the referee ends the match.

    France is through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

    Their players can relax and watch tonight’s match up to see who will meet them there.

  • Goal – Robert Lewandowski (Poland)

  • The judge orders the penalty to be taken again

  • VAR checks a potential handball

  • France 3-0 Poland

    90+4. Time is running out for a Mbappe hat-trick.

    Poland still continues to emerge.

    Varane does a good job of cleaning up the rear.

  • France 3-0 Poland

    90+2. This is a convincing French victory now.

    Kylian Mbappe shows that he cannot stand alone for a moment.

    Good luck to whoever plays right-back for England should they reach the quarter-finals.

    Credit: Reuters
  • France 3-0 Poland

    90. He just does what he wants this kid.

    Takes the ball from outside off, opens the body to lose the marker.

    Mbappe aims for the top corner with Szczesny having no chance.

    We’re going to add five more minutes here.

  • Goal – Kylian Mbappe (France)

  • France 2-0 Poland

    88. Poland is still not giving up the ghost.

    They continue to come forward and try to find a goal that can get them back into this game.

    Zielinski struggles to pick out a Polish shirt in the box as Rabiot manages to clear.

  • France 2-0 Poland

    86. Coman, who has come on for Dembele, does well outside and crosses.

    He can’t find the run to Mbappe at the back post.

    Poland is starting to look a bit leggy now.

  • France 2-0 Poland

    84. France will see this as “job done” today.

    A comfortable win on paper as expected from them.

    The reality is that Poland has shown some chinks in its armor.

    Credit: Getty
  • France 2-0 Poland

    82. We have seen a more attacking Poland here today.

    Their tactics have looked old in some of their group games.

    You work so hard to get to this tournament and worry about other teams more than playing your natural game.

  • France 2-0 Poland

    80. What a crucial time to score a goal.

    It could have been a nervous ending to the match with only a one-goal lead.

    Now there is daylight between the two teams.

  • France 2-0 Poland

    78. Les Bleus fans sing from the stands.

    That goal is likely to have ended Poland’s participation in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

    A moment of brilliance from France’s key player.

  • France 2-0 Poland

    76. It all came from a Poland attack.

    The ball is hacked clear and Giroud pulls it out of the air with a sublime piece of skill.

    He draws defenders in and feeds it to Dembele.

    The Barca winger cuts inside and finds Mbappe.

    He sells Szczesny with his eyes and smashes the ball into the near post.

    Credit: Getty
  • Goal – Kylian Mbappe (France)

  • France 1-0 Poland

    74. Chance for France to counter.

    The ball finds Mbappe but he has a heavy touch and Poland win the ball back.

    France struggles to clear the ball from Milik and Lewandowski.

  • France 1-0 Poland

    72. Mbappe looks to drop his shoulder and cut inside.

    This time he is deprived and Poland against.

    Rare mistake from PSG’s star man.

  • France 1-0 Poland

    70. We are in the last twenty minutes of the game.

    Dembele goes down the other side during the Polish challenge, screaming as if his cruciate ligament has snapped.

    The referee isn’t interested, France break and Dembele jumps up like Grandpa Joe had just received his Wonka golden ticket.

  • France 1-0 Poland

    68. It has become quiet at Al Bayt Stadium.

    Zielinski plays a great long pass from one side of the pitch to the other.

    Poland get a cross into the box, but Hernandez leads Kaminski away from the ball.

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