Have you heard of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022 that happened last Sunday where France vs Kazakhstan wins a 2-0 victory? Yup! To know more, read this news!
Reigning World Cup champions France is still on the path to defending their trophy 2022 after defeating Kazakhstan in the FIFA European World Cup Qualifiers, 2-0.
France vs Kazakhstan win was a breather for the team after being held by Ukraine to 1-1 in their first match for the qualifiers. France now leads group D with 4 points while Kazakhstan drops to the last spot.
Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele made his triumphant return to the national team by scoring the first goal of the match at the 19-minute mark in this France vs Kazakhstan game.
Dembele’s recent performance in Barcelona was Kazakhstan vs France noticed by France manager Didier Deschamps and was called-up for this leg of the qualifiers.
Dembele was assisted by Manchester United’s Anthony Martial who received treatment for his injury after the France vs Kazakhstan game. In the second half, Martial was pulled out from the match after a suspected knee injury and was replaced by PSG’s Kylian Mbappe.
France’s second goal was an own goal by Kazakhstan’s Sergey Maliy at the 44-minute mark. After winning a corner, Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann intended the pass for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba but Maliy hit the ball with a header towards their goal.
Together with Martial, Pogba, and Griezmann in this Kazakhstan vs France were also replaced at the 59-minute mark by Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot and Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder, respectively.
France continued their relentless attacks in the second half with Dembele and Mbappe in charge. Mbappe was close to putting France up 3-0 but he missed a penalty at the 75-minute mark in said France vs Kazakhstan game.
Five minutes of added time, as per the referee, was given in Kazakhstan vs France game last Sunday but it was not enough for Kazakhstan as they succumbed to the prowess of Les Bleus.
France visits Grbavica to face Bosnia and Herzegovina while Kazakhstan will have an away game against Ukraine. Both fixtures are set for Wednesday.
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