DOHA: Defending champions France continued their dominating marketing campaign within the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 as they edged spirited Denmark 2-1 to make it to the Round of 16 with one group match to spare.
Star footballer Kylian Mbappe netted twice in France’s hard-fought victory over Denmark that powered them to turn out to be the primary facet to qualify for the Round of 16.
Mbappe was once more the star of an essential conflict for France as his match-winning 86th-minute purpose steered them to say a second consecutive victory.
Denmark put up an honest struggle within the first half as their defence stood as much as bar French strikers to fireside a breakthrough and the scoreboard remained clear till the primary half.
Theo Hernandez high-pressed on Denmark as he charged up the pitch on the left facet earlier than feeding it to Mbappe, who carried the ball brilliantly to the sting of the realm and the previous continued his run to offer an possibility for a one-two cross that allowed Mbappe to dispatch a difficult quick.
Denmark, nonetheless, took simply seven minutes to attract stage as Andreas Christensen transformed a dangerous nook into an equalizer courtesy of a well-judged header.
Les Bleus then wanted Mbappe to provide a tie-breaker and he did so in time as he turned in Antoine Griezmann’s cross to place Denmark’s resistance to relaxation and allowed his facet to keep away from a stalemate.
Following his double towards Denmark, Mbappe turned solely the second French participant to attain in three consecutive world cup video games. He now has seven world cup targets in 9 appearances for France.