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Giroud and Mbappe both break records as France reach World Cup quarters

France will be waiting for the winner of England’s World Cup last-16 match with Senegal, after strikers Olivier Giroud (left) and Kylian Mbappe (right) set scoring records in a comfortable 3-1 win against Poland.

As the reigning World Cup champions won victory, Giroud became France’s all time top goal scorer during the match at Al Thumama Stadium, Qatar.

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After scoring the goal at the end the first half, Giroud entered the record book with 52 goals.


After scoring a double against Australia in France’s 4-1 win, the 36-year old was able to draw level with Henry (an ex-Arsenal striker) who holds the record for 51 goals.

Image Giroud (right), sticks his tongue out while France claims a second goal, scored in the second half by Mbappe

Mbappe also scored the second goal, making him the first player to score eight and then nine World Cup goals in their 24th birthday.

He won his first night at 73 minutes. Then he took the second half to win the second.

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Robert Lewandowski, Poland’s goalkeeper, reclaimed a stoppage-time concession from the penalty spot to bring the game to a close at 3-1

All eyes now turn to the Al Bayt Stadium, as the Group B winners England face Senegal in their first knockout match since the agonising extra time semi-final loss to Croatia in 2018.

The game will begin at 7pm GMT.


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