France vs Poland LIVE: World Cup 2022 latest score and updates from Qatar – Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud start for France

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France play Poland at the World Cup as the knockout stage continues in Qatar. The reigning champions resume their title defence as Les Bleus look to book a place in the quarter-finals, and a potential meeting with England in the last eight.

France qualified for the knockout stages by finishing top of Group D, but were beaten by Tunisia last time out. Kylian Mbappe has been in sparkling form with three goals so far.

They face a Poland side who scraped through to the last 16 as runners-up of Group C, despite their defeat to Argentina. Robert Lewandowski’s side were the definition of anti-football in the 2-0 loss. Follow all the action with our live blog below


France 0-0 Poland

13 mins: France are ramping up the pressue on the Polish back line. They’ve won three or four corners already and want to take on defenders with runs into the box.

Save! Aurelien Tchouameni drills a shot from range towards the Polish goal and forces a sharp stop out of goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny!

Michael Jones4 December 2022 15:15


France 0-0 Poland

12 mins: Close! After a short corner Griezmann switches the play over to Mbappe on the left wing. Mbappe brings it inside and sends a floating cross into the middle searching for Olivier Giroud.

The aerial pass is overhit though and the ball lands safely in the waiting arms of Wojciech Szczesny.

Michael Jones4 December 2022 15:12


France 0-0 Poland

9 mins: It’s going to be a long day for Matty Cash coming up against Kylian Mbappe. The French winger flies down the left and gets past the right-back who does okay to keep Mbappe on the edge of the box.

He caught stop the cross though and needs some help from a lunging Jakub Kiwior who nods the ball behind from the tip of the six-yard box.

Michael Jones4 December 2022 15:10


France 0-0 Poland

6 mins: Poland’s first foray into France’s final third sees them win the ball high up the pitch and send Matty Cash into space on the right wing.

There’s a couple of Polish players in the penalty area but Cash’s cross curls too close to Hugo Lloris who plucks the ball out of the air.

Michael Jones4 December 2022 15:07


France 0-0 Poland

4 mins: Chance! Antoine Griezmann swings in the corner ball and picks out Raphael Varane in the middle of the box. The French defender leaps into the air and bombs a headed effort wide of the nearest post!

Michael Jones4 December 2022 15:04


France 0-0 Poland

3 mins: Griezmann delivers the free kick into the box from the inside right side of the pitch. Poland have plenty of men back to defend and they clear their lines.

France recover the ball though and patiently come at the Eastern Europeans once again with Dembele winning a corner with an attack down the right.

Michael Jones4 December 2022 15:03


Kick off: France 0-0 Poland

France get this last-16 clash underway with Olivier Giroud sending the ball to Aurelien Tchouameni. He sends it over to the right-back Jules Kounde who flicks the ball up the pitch.

Ousmanne Dembele brings it under control and lays the ball off to Antoine Griezmann. He’s met with a heavy tackle from Bartosz Bereszynski who gives away an early free kick.

Michael Jones4 December 2022 15:02


France vs Poland

France are the overwhelming favourites to get through this last-16 game. They have Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane.

But Poland are led up top by Robert Lewandowski. Which of these mega stars will be heading home today?

Michael Jones4 December 2022 14:54


France vs Poland

No players has created more chances than the 11 Antoine Griezmann has produced for France in this tournament, and his 2.34 expected assist mark is the best in Qatar, according to the stats gurus at Opta.

The Atletico Madrid forward is in fact the only player to create at least 10 chances in both this World Cup and Russia 2018 for France.

Michael Jones4 December 2022 14:50


France’s star striker

Kylian Mbappe has had nine more shots (16) and five more shots on target (seven) than any France player in the 2022 World Cup.

Only Just Fontaine (13) has more World Cup goals for France than Mbappe (seven), who scored twice in the round of 16 in 2018 against Argentina.

(AFP via Getty Images)

Michael Jones4 December 2022 14:46

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