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France 2-1 Denmark: Mbappe bags brace as France secure last-16 spot

Kylian Mbappe
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The Blues become the first team to qualify for the World Cup’s knock-out stage.

France defeated Denmark 2-1 in their World Cup game on Saturday. Didier Deschamps’ side claimed their second win in the tournament with a dominant display in the second half.

Mbappe steals the show!

France started off as the better side despite Denmark’s fireless attacks in the first half.

The Blues found several chances to score the opener before the break. But they had to until the 61st minute to find the back of the net.

Following a brilliant run and assist from Theo Hernandez, Kylian Mbappe scored his first goal in the tournament with a precise finish from inside the box.

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France then put Denmark under pressure to secure their win. But an equalizer from Andreas Christensen delayed their plans.

The Barcelona star converted a corner from Joachim Andersen as Denmark got back into the game.

However, Deschamps’ men managed to regain control over the game after a few smart substitutions.

Kingsley Coman, who replaced Ousmane Dembele, broke through Denmark’s defence line several times. But it was Antoine Griezmann who provided a brilliant cross for Mbappe’s next goal.

The PSG star completed his brace by scoring a close-range header in the 86th minute. The goal ended Denmark’s hopes of escaping the game with a point, while France secured their spot in the last-16 round.

Denmark will face Australia in a crucial match on Wednesday while France take on Tunisia.