FIFA World Cup 2022: France defeats Denmark & tops the group table
After months of wreckage, Denmark finally succumbed to France’s revenge in FIFA World Cup match. They take three points against the European nation to move up in the World Cup qualification standings. Kylian Mbappe notches a brace and is frustrated that he’s one-on-one with the keeper in extra time to seal the deal.
France wins their game to go up to first place with six points, and they are one of the few nations at the World Cup who have already guaranteed a place in the knockout stage.
France was a clear favorite in the game, leaving England with little opportunity to get back in front. Despite this, the Three Lions led until the break but finally conceded at just past the hour mark. This was done by Mbappe’s dazzling play, who slipped through two defenders and put one past Kasper Schmeichel to give France a 1-0 lead.
Denmark gave an earnest effort and equalized shortly after the restart, with defender Andreas Christensen heading home past Hugo Lloris on a set-piece. However, they couldn’t hang on amidst relentless French pressure, and star striker Kylian Mbappe stepped up again with his second goal just four minutes before time ran out.
France secured a Round of 16 spots for the first time at the 2022 World Cup thanks to Kylian Mbappe’s brace, who played brilliantly from the start.