Sunday’s 3-1 win over Poland secured France’s place in the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals. A through-ball from Kylian Mbappé led to Olivier Giroud’s first goal, making him France’s all-time top scorer. France reached the quarterfinals following a 3-1 victory over Poland thanks to a pair of goals scored by Kylian Mbappe. Thierry Henry’s 52 goals were overtaken by Mbappe’s 52 goals at the end of a relentless first half from Poland.
Giroud scored a historic goal in the second half after controlling an assist from Kylian Mbappe and firing a low shot past Wojciech Szczesny that flew past him. However, after assisting the first goal, Mbappe scored two spectacular goals in the second half. His first goal came from 16 yards out, and his second came in injury time to give him a five-goal lead in the Golden Boot race.
There was frustration on Didier Deschamps’ side up until the first goal, and they could very well have fallen behind. Poles’ best chance came when Piotr Zielinski scored straight at Hugo Lloris from the center of the penalty area. With the last kick of the game, Robert Lewandowski managed to roll in a penalty for the Poles.
France vs. Poland Highlights Score
World Cup 2022 Highlights France vs. Poland: In the World Cup match France vs. Poland on Sunday, defending champion France faces a tough test against Poland’s Robert Lewandowski. It was a record-breaking World Cup match on Sunday, as France defeated Poland 3-1, with Olivier Giroud tying France’s all-time scoring record and Kylian Mbappe scoring two goals. The French attack relentlessly and try to find a goal.
However, they could not penetrate the tenacious Polish defense until a superb pass from Mbappe to Giroud just before half-time, where he dashed past a diving Wojciech Szczesny to open the scoring for the French. Giroud almost forced the home side into a second goal when he flicked Jules Kounde’s cross past the near post with a flick after the break as the holders continued to press. Mbappe unleashed a missile inside the penalty area in the 74th minute, directed into the top corner of the net.
The French advance to the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals with a commanding performance. Olivier Giroud sets a new French goal-scoring record with his 52nd strike, breaking Thierry Henry’s record. Kylian Mbappe found the net twice with superb finishes. Lewandowski scored the final kick of the game for Poland. The quarterfinals will be between England and Senegal.
France vs. Poland Head-To-Head Records At The World Cup 2022
Six competitive matches between the two nations have occurred, but this will be their first at a World Cup. In the 1982 World Cup third-place playoff, the Polish team beat France under the shadow of political turmoil at home in their first and only meeting on this stage. As Michel Platini sat out of the game, Poland was represented by legends Zbigniew Boniek and Grzegorz Lato, while Marius Tresor and Jean Tigana represented France. Robert Lewandowski and Kylian Mbappe, who last played for Poland against France in 2016, are two superstars who will likely be involved in the 2022 edition.
Having just made the first team at Borussia Dortmund as a 22-year-old, Lewandowski was unable to make an impact when Poland played the French in 2011, losing 1-0 to the French after an own goal by Tomasz Jodlowiec. The other four competitive meetings took place during qualifying for the European Championship. In Euro 68 qualification, France won twice, and Poland shared once.
France Vs. Poland Final Score
|Team||1 Half||2 Half||Final|
France Vs. Poland Goals:
FRA — Giroud (43 mins)
FRA — Mbappe (74 mins)
FRA — Mbappe (89 mins)
POL — Lewandowski (90 + 6 mins)
List of Confirmed Line-ups:
France lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Lloris (GK) — 5. Kounde, 4. Varane, 18. Upamecano, 22. T. Hernandez — 7. Griezmann, 8. Tchouameni, 14. Rabiot — 11. Dembele, 9. Giroud, 10. Mbappe
Poland lineup (3-4-2-1, right to left): 1. Szczesny (GK) — 2. Cash, 15. Glik, 14. Kiwior, 18. Bereszynski — 20. Zielinski, 19. Szymanski, 10. Krychowiak, 24. Frankowski — 13. Kaminski, 9. Lewandowski
FRANCE VS. POLAND HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
France wins: 8
Poland wins: 3
France goals: 27
Poland goals: 16
Jan 22, 1939: France 4-0 Poland (International Friendly)
Sep 28, 1960: Poland 2-2 France (International Friendly)
Apr 11, 1962: France 1-3 Poland (International Friendly)
Oct 22, 1966: France 2-1 Poland (European Championship Qualifier)
Sep 17, 1967: Poland 1-4 France (European Championship Qualifier)
Sep 07, 1974: Poland 0-2 France (International Friendly)
Apr 24, 1976: France 2-0 Poland (International Friendly)
Jul 10, 1982: Poland 3-2 France (World Cup third-place playoff)
Aug 31, 1982: France 0-4 Poland (International Friendly)
Aug 15, 1990: France 0-0 Poland (International Friendly)
Aug 14, 1991: Poland 1-5 France (International Friendly)
Nov 16, 1994: Poland 0-0 France (European Championship Qualifier)
Aug 16, 1995: France 1-1 Poland (European Championship Qualifier)
Feb 23, 2000: France 1-0 Poland (International Friendly)
Nov 17, 2004: France 0-0 Poland (International Friendly)
Jun 09, 2011: Poland 0-1 France (International Friendly)