France bought the World Cup ticket after the Mbappé gala

by time news

NAfter a big show by Kylian Mbappé, world champion France can definitely defend his title at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Equipe Tricolore won on the penultimate match day of Group D after a four-pack by the superstar 8: 0 (3: 0) against Kazakhstan and secured the direct ticket for the finals from November 21 to December 18 next year with first place.

Behind the French (15 points), Finland (11) moved up to second place in the play-off with a 3-1 (1-0) win in Bosnia and Herzegovina and kept the chance of their first participation in the finals. Ukraine (9) will have to play in Bosnia on Tuesday. Finland has the toughest possible task against France.

In Paris, Mbappé (6th, 12th, 32nd) made an early hat trick, hit number four followed in the 87th minute. For the first time, the PSG attacker scored more than two goals in the national shirt in one game. Karim Benzema (55./59.) Scored twice after the break and passed David Trezeguet (34) with 35 international goals. Adrien Rabiot (75th) and Antoine Griezmann (84th) also met.

The latter overtook Michel Platini in the national team’s list of goalscorers and, with 42 goals, took third place behind Thierry Henry (51) and Olivier Giroud (46).

Netherlands miss early qualification

The Netherlands have for the time being given the World Cup ticket, which they believed to be safe, from their hands. The Elftal lost a 2-0 lead in Montenegro on Saturday evening and had to be content with a 2-2 draw. This means the final against Norway on Tuesday (8.45 p.m.), which is only two points behind Oranje with 18 points.

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