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Mbappe Scores four as France March to Qatar

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Kylian Mbappe scored four times as France booked their place at next year’s World Cup in Qatar in style by thrashing Kazakhstan 8-0.

The PSG striker hit the hat-trick inside the opening 30 minutes before completing the rout with a late fourth.

Real Madrid skipper Karim Benzema scored a brace after the break while Adrien Rabiot and Antoine Griezmann, with a penalty, also scored for the reigning world champions.

Mbappe’s hat-trick was the first by a France player in a competitive international since Dominique Rocheteau in 1985.

His first came in the sixth minute when he turned in an early cut-back before he finished a Kingsley Coman cross from close range and headed in a third.

The victory guarantees France will top Group D as they have 15 points, four clear of second-place Finland with one game remaining.

 

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