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Match officials : Our referee is Jesús Valenzuela Sáez. He will be assisted by Jorge Urrego Martínez and Tulio Moreno. The fourth official is Kevin Ortega.
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Poland : Szczesny, Bereszynski, Kiwior, Glik, Cash, Frankowski, S. Szymanski, Krychowiak, Zielinski, Kaminski, Lewandowski. Subs: Jedrzejczyk, Wieteska, Bednarek, Bielik, Milik, Damian Szymanski, Grosicki, Skorupski, Swiderski, Zurkowski, Zalewski, Grabara, Piatek, Gumny, Skoras.
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France : Lloris, Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, Theo Hernandez, Griezmann, Tchouameni, Rabiot, Dembele, Giroud, Mbappe. Subs: Pavard, Disasi, Guendouzi, Muani, Fofana, Veretout, Mandanda, Saliba, Coman, Areola, Konate, Camavinga, Thuram.
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France are favourites to progress to the quarter-finals where they will meet the winner of the England and Senegal clash later this evening.
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However France have not lost to Poland since 1982.
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On the one occasion that these teams met at a FIFA World Cup in 1982 Poland secured a 3-2 win in the 3rd place play-off.
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France reached this stage after securing top spot in Group D, while Poland were runners-up in Group C.
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Good afternoon and welcome to the Al Thumama Stadium for our coverage of this 2022 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 clash between France and Poland.
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Kick-off! We are underway here in Doha and France get us going.
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France in the danger area after Griezmann is down near the six-yard box. Griezmann takes the set-piece and it's POOR AND OVER!
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Dembele skips a few defenders before finding Mbappe with a long pass. He then takes it further before it's back to Dembele, who secures a corner.
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France are certainly trying to take control in the early stages.
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Bereszynski does well to dispossess Dembele after a run down the right. Poland then have a free-kick after a foul on Zielinski near halfway.
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Mbappe dangerously down the left before crossing it in and Gilk has to take evasive action and France have another corner.
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Now it's Dembele, who secures a corner and Poland are well and truly UNDER PRESSURE here!
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Within a matter of minutes pressure from Rabiot secure corner number four for France. Once again Poland manage to clear.
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Kaminski with a good run for Poland on the right before running into a French cul-de-sac!
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Dembele swarming all over Poland now and when he sees space he fires it at Szczesny, who COLLECTS!
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Finally after 18 minutes Robert Lewandowski gets his first touch of the ball.
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WIDE! Lewandowski now into space and his second touch is a long-range effort that beats Lloris and it's NARROWLY WIDE!
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Rabiot tries to feed Mbappe on the left but Cash does well to back-track and get hold of the ball before the French speedster does!
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The French dominance continue but at least Poland are making a few runs of their own now.
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HOW DID FRANCE MISS THAT? Griezmann launches a counter-attack and feeds Dembele. He finds Giroud in the area and he sends it WIDE in front of goal! LUCKY POLAND!
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YELLOW CARD, FRANCE, TCHOUAMENI! 0-0: Tchouameni is the first in the book after a dangerous foul on Frankowski near the area.
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The Lewandowski free-kick is POOR and hits the bottom of the wall! What was that?
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Zielinski crosses across goal to Cash, who fires it on the run and it's WIDE!
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CORNER to France after Szczesny SAVES and pushes away an Mbappe thunderbolt.
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SAVED by Lloris and then just about HACKED away by the French and Varane in desperation. Great play by Zielinski with the first STRIKE after a cross into the area!
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Poland have grown into the game as the half progressed.
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Mbappe on the spin with the ball and then on the ground after a foul . Griezmann floats the free-kick in and Poland clear into the middle.
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GOAL, FRANCE, GIROUD! 1-0: Mbappe on the edge of the box to Giroud into space. He moves into action, onto the score-sheet and into the RECORD BOOKS! He is now the TOP FRENCH GOAL-SCORER EVER!
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+2: HALF-TIME: FRANCE 1-0 POLAND. An exciting half where both teams have had their chances comes to an end. Poland despite being a goal down will still fancy their chances. Olivier Giroud also scored his 52nd goal for France and is now the all-time high-scorer! Please join us after the break in about 15 minutes.
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While the French are still on a high Lloris almost fails to collect a simple ball and that's a reminder that the Poles are still in this.
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Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
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YELLOW CARD, POLAND, BERESZYNSKI! 1-0: Bereszynski in the book after a foul on the edge of the box on Dembele, who made it look spectacular!
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Griezmann sends in the free-kick and Varane gets to the end of it but the keeper clear.
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Good defending by Glik to dispossess Mbappe on the run down the French left.
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Mbappe with some good interplay between him and Rabiot. When the cross comes into the box the Poles CLEAR!
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Glik in the right spot to clear the ball away for a French corner after a cross from Griezmann meant for Mbappe.
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Mbappe fires from outside the box and it deflects WIDE for another corner. Lewandowski is there to clear the corner.
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We have a stoppage in play after a collision in the Polish box between Varane, Cash and Szczesny.
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Good work from Szymanski to steal the ball away from Mbappe on the edge of the box after good work up to then from Dembele and Griezmann.
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France in full control of the ball again. Both sides continue to be patient but in their own way.
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SUBSTITUTION: Poland with a change and Szymanski has been replaced by Milik.
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SIDE-NETTING after a shot from Giroud following a cross by Kounde. It does not matter, as the flag is UP!
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SUBSTITUTION: France now take off Tchouameni for Fofana.
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Every now and then the Poles just remind the French that they are still around. France continue to look for a second goal.
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SUBSTITUTION: A double change for Poland. Bilik and Zalewski come on for Kaminski and Krychowiak.
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We are yet to see a shot on target by Poland. Will these changes help that statistic?
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GOAL, FRANCE, MBAPPE! 2-0: Poland at the other end come close and then France come away with it. Within a matter of seconds they are at the other end thanks to Giroud and it falls for Mbappe on the edge. He took his time and a touch before POUNDING it into the NET! The keeper had NO CHANCE!
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SUBSTITUTION: A double French change now and Giroud and Dembele are off for Coman and Thuram.
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Poland have done really well to keep the French at bay but it may well be GAME OVER now!
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Griezmann is now on his back and in need of attention while Lewandowski has a chuckle.
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There is a lull in the game now. Both teams have a feeling that what's done is done!
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YELLOW CARD, POLAND, CASH! 2-0: Cash is booked after a cynical foul. More out of frustration maybe? If they do go through he will miss the next match.
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GOAL, FRANCE, MBAPPE! 3-0: The Golden Boy scores a STUNNER! The ball reaches him just inside the box and it's another ROCKET past the keeper!
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PENALTY TO POLAND AFTER A HANDBALL!
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GOAL, POLAND, LEWANDOWSKI! 3-1 : Lewandowski gets a second chance and SCORES!
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FULL-TIME: FRANCE 3-1 POLAND. The World Champions progress into the quarter-finals where they will meet the winner of the game between England and Senegal. They dominated the game from the get-go but the Poles were always in the game until Olivier Giroud became the all-time highest-scorer for France when he scored his 52nd goal. The game was sealed by two absolute stunning goals from Kylian Mbappé. A last minute Poland penalty did not matter. Thank you for joining us.
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44' Giroud Oli...
74' Mbappe Kylian
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Squad
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Lloris Hugo
Varane Raphael
Kounde Jules
Griezmann A...
Tchouameni ...
Giroud Olivier
Mbappe Kylian
Dembele Ous...
Rabiot Adrien
Upamecano D...
Hernandez Theo
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Szczesny Wo...
Cash Matty
Lewandowski...
Krychowiak ...
Kaminski Jakub
Kiwior Jakub
Glik Kamil
Bereszynski...
Szymanski S...
Zielinski P...
Frankowski ...
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Reserves
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Mandanda Steve
Coman Kingsley
Veretout Jo...
Areola Alph...
Pavard Benj...
Thuram Marcus
Disasi Axel
Guendouzi M...
Kolo Muani ...
Konate Ibra...
Saliba William
Fofana Yous...
Camavinga E...
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Grosicki Kamil
Szymanski D...
Skorupski L...
Bednarek Jan
Milik Arkad...
Jedrzejczyk...
Piatek Krzy...
Bielik Krys...
Wieteska Ma...
Swiderski K...
Gumny Robert
Grabara Kamil
Zurkowski S...
Skoras Michal
Zalewski Ni...