France beats Argentina to reach World Cup quarterfinals

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FIFA World Cup 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018

KAZAN, Jun. 30, 2018 (AMP) — Russia 2018 : France qualified to the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 4-3 win against Argentina (halftime: 1-1) on Saturday afternoon at the Kazan Arena.

Mbappé scored dual goals

French midfielder Antoine Griezmann opened the score in the 13th minute on penalty, before seeing Argentina catch up in the 41st minute thanks to Ángel Di María. 1-1 at half time. The Frenchs eventually won the game in the second period with three more goals by Pavard ('57) and Mbappé ('64, '68).

Fixtures and Results : Second stage

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Overview

France at the World Cup

  • 1 title (1998)
  • 15 appearances (first in 1930)
  • 21 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
  • Statistics: Champions (1998) Runners-up (2006) Third Place (1958, 1986) Fourth Place (1982)

Argentina at the World Cup

  • 2 titles (1978, 1986)
  • 17 appearances (first in 1930)
  • 18 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
  • Statistics: Champions (1978, 1986) Runners-up (1930, 1990, 2014)
2018 World Cup Poster
France
4:3
Argentina
4:3 (1:1)
  • 30 June 2018
  • 17:00
  • Kazan

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