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France eased into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a 3-1 win over Poland

Giroud passed Thierry Henry to become France's all-time leading scorer with the game's first goal, which came a minute before halftime. Mbappe eliminated any chance of a Poland comeback with a devastating shot in the 74th minute, and he added another goal with seconds remaining to move to nine goals in just 11 World Cup games, the second-most for a French player at the competition.

The French defence shut down Robert Lewandowski's threat at the other end, but the 34-year-old Poland captain did receive some consolation by converting a stoppage-time penalty. However, France advances to the quarterfinals and continues to be on course to make history by being the first team to successfully defend the World Cup since Brazil in 1950. In that last-16 match against Switzerland, France had a 3-1 lead and was seemingly in control before giving up two late goals and losing on penalties with Mbappe missing the crucial spot-kick. 

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