France Book 2022 World Cup Spot After Huge 8-0 Win Over Kazakhstan

France Book 2022 World Cup Spot After Huge 8-0 Win Over Kazakhstan

  • France is currently topping Group D with 15 points, four ahead of second-placed Finland
  • Didier Deschamps's men saw off Kazakhstan 8-0 to seal a place in the 2022 World Cup
  • Kylian Mbappe scored four of the eight goals to inspire his side to victory at Parc des Princes
  • Karim Benzema, Adrien Rabiot and Antoine Griezmann were also on target during the clash

World Cup holders France has booked a place in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after demolishing Kazakhstan 8-0.

France national football team during the Euro 2020. Photo: Getty Images.
France is currently topping Group D with 15 points, four ahead of second-placed Finland. Photo: Getty Images.
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The Group D result cemented France's place on the summit of the pool with 15 points, four ahead of Finland who sits second.

The Saturday, November 13, clash staged at Parc des Princes saw Kylian Mbappe make history after hitting four of the eight goals.

Mbappe scored his side's opener inside just six minutes of action before doubling the advantage in the 12th minute.

The PSG forward made it 3-0 shortly after the half-hour mark and went on to crown his spectacular performance with his fourth of the match in the 87th minute.

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Karim Benzema, Adrien Rabiot and Antoine Griezmann were also on target, with the former scoring a brace in the 55th and 59th minutes.

Griezmann's goal was his 42nd international goal as he overtook Michel Platini as France's third-highest scorer of all time.

Les Bleus will now wind up their matches of the qualifiers with a meeting with Finland on Tuesday, November 16.

Didier Deschamps men are yet to suffer defeat in the qualifiers that have Kazakhstan sitting bottom of Group D with just three points.

Pogba picks injury

Meanwhile, Man United star Paul Pogba played no role in France's victory over Kazakhstan as he was ruled out with a thigh injury.

YEN.com.gh reported Pogba was in camp with the rest of the France squad when he sustained the injury while in training.

The injury is expected to keep the midfielder out of action for at least 10 weeks with his earliest return projected to be in January.

His absence will come as a major blow for United who have been struggling to post good results in recent weeks.

Source: SportsBrief.com