Kylian Mbappé drags France to early qualification for the round of 16 of the World Cup, staged in Qatar.

In Doha, the decisive brace for the transalpine ace against a courageous Denmark who sold their life dearly before surrendering 2-1. 

The first shiver comes from Varane, with a header in the 12th minute, from a corner action for France;

Maehle, right fielder, saves on the line.

The transalpines came close to scoring again in the 20th minute when Dembele crossed for Rabiot, the header was splendid, Schmeichel flew to avoid the goal.

Mbappé lights up, Koundé sees his shot countered by Andersen.

Griezmann and Giroud talk, the Danish defense holds.

France overflowing, but the red and white only defend themselves, failing to reply.

A shot by Cornelius only gave the illusion of a goal (36') then an early action Dembele-Mbappé-Giroud headed the ball just wide. 

In the second half, the match continued on the edge of balance: Griezmann made fun of Nelsson in the 14th minute, but shoots high.

In the 16th minute, however, Theo Hernandez and Mbappé packaged the 1-0 goal with a double exchange on the left wing, finalized by the PSG center forward who closed an exchange with the AC Milan player Theo, electrocuting the goalkeeper with his right foot after a slight deflection by Christensen.

It was the Barcelona defender himself, just a handful of minutes later, who brought everything back into balance with a close-range header after Andersen's effort on Eriksen's corner.

The immediate Danish equalizer comes with a splendid scheme from a corner that leads Andreas Christensen to put in, anticipating Rabiot (23'). 

Denmark close to doubling the lead in the 27th minute when Damsgaard primes Lindstrom, but Lloris clears it with two hands for a corner.

Maehle, in the 33rd minute, saves from Tchouameni's sure shot header.

A flying bicycle kick by Rabiot then makes the French jump in vain and Braithwaite doesn't close the net (35') with a good action from the right.

In the 40th minute Mbappé was fabulous as he punched in a precise cross from Griezmann with his thigh, signing the 2-1 in front of goal and climbing to the top of the scorers chart with three goals equal to Ecuador's Enner Valencia.

In the recovery, Mbappé still touches the trio.

The Danes then all threw themselves forward to look for an improbable draw but France closed well and brought home the victory which earned them qualification for the round of 16.

Eriksen and his teammates, on the other hand, will play everything in the last match of this group D, or rather against Australia. 




(4-2-3-1): Lloris 6.5;

Koundé 5.5, Varane 6.5 (29' st Konaté 6), Upamecano 6, Theo Hernandez 6.5;

Tchouameni 6.5, Rabiot 6;

Dembelé 6 (29' st Coman 6), Griezmann 6.5 (48' st Fofana sv), Mbappé 6.5;

Giroud 4.5 (17' St Thuram 6).

On the bench: Mandanda, Areola, Disasi, Pavard, Saliba, Camavinga, Veretout, Guendouzi, Kolo Muani.

Coach: Deschamps 6.5. 


(3-4-2-1): Schmeichel 6;

A. Christensen 6.5, Nelsson 6, Andersen 6.5;

Kristensen 6 (47' st Bah sv), Hojbjerg 6, Eriksen 6, Maehle 5.5;

Lindstrom 5.5 (39' st Norgaard sv), Damsgaard 6 (28' st Dolberg 6);

Cornelius 5.5 (1' st Braithwaite 5.5).

On the bench: Kjaer, Jensen, Skov Olsen, O. Christensen, Stryger Larsen, Wass, Wind, Poulsen, Ronnow, Skov.

Coach: Hjiulmand 5.5. 


: Marciniak (Poland) 6.5. 


: 15' st Mbappé, 23' st A. Christensen, 40' st Mbappé. 


: Approximately 40,000 spectators.

Playground in good condition. 


: A. Christensen, Cornelius, Koundé. 


: 6-4 for France. 


: 3';




Denmark - Tunisia 0-0

France - Australia 4-1


Tunisia - Australia 0-1

France - Denmark 2-1

RANKING: France 6;

Australia 3;

Denmark, Tunisia 1.


MATCH Australia - Denmark 30/11, 4 pm, Al Wakrah

Tunisia - France 30/11, 4 pm, Doha