France vs Poland World Cup 2022 Round of 16
France advance to quarterfinals with dominant victory over Poland
France's journey to retain the World Cup crown continues as they push aside Poland in a slightly one-sided affair where France made the most of their chances. The French side beat Poland 3-1 and have advanced to the quarterfinals.Poland got some decent chances but failed to convert them as Olivier Giroud broke through for Le Blue in the 44th minute. France came out firing in the second half, as Kylian Mbappe doubled their lead in the 74th minute. Read More: Qatar World Cup: Neymar likely to play against South KoreaHe got his brace in stoppage time along with Robert Lewandowski, who scored his second ever World Cup finals goal through a penalty that was retaken in the final minute of the game. Key Performances Olivier Giroud: The evergreen AC Milan man became France's all-time top scorer with his opener as he opened the floodgates. Kylian Mbappe: Mbappe's undeniable class was on full display as his top-class finishing got him up to 5 goals in this tournament, ahead of everyone else in the Golden Boot race. Matty Cash: The Polish fullback looked a threat for France's defence as Poland took the fight to France, making an excellent game. Read More: What Went Wrong for Germany in Qatar World Cup 2022? Aftermath France join Argentina and the Netherlands in the quarterfinals after overcoming Poland in their round of 16 fixtures, looking to win their third FIFA World Cup trophy. Poland may go home, but they can be proud of their performances, reaching their ceiling through progression from the group stages.