2022 World Cup qualifiers: France hit Kazakhstan


2022 World Cup qualifiers: France hit Kazakhstan
France's head coach Didier Deschamps reacts during a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 9, 2017 on the eve of the friendly football match against Wales. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

In Summary

  • France made a major step towards Qatar 2022 World Cup Finals hitting Kazakhstan 2-0 on Sunady.

  • France forward Anthony Martial went off after receiving treatment for an injury during  the match.

  • Martial's clever turn and pass set up Ousmane Dembele to make it 1-0 against the team ranked 122 in the world

France made a major step towards Qatar 2022 World Cup Finals hitting Kazakhstan 2-0 on Sunday.

France forward Anthony Martial went off after receiving treatment for an injury during  the match.

Martial’s clever turn and pass set up Ousmane Dembele to make it 1-0 against the team ranked 122 in the world.

Sergiy Maliy produced a fine clearance as Martial looked to make it 2-0 before the defender headed into his own net.

Manchester United player Martial was replaced by Kylian Mbappe, who had a penalty saved after being fouled.

Having been held 1-1 by Ukraine in Paris last Wednesday, reigning World Cup champions France have four points from two games in Group D.

Didier Deschamps’ side are back in qualifying action on Wednesday away to Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Paul Pogba started against Kazakhstan after Deschamps said on the eve of the game that the Manchester United midfielder needed regular game time to rediscover his best form.

Pogba played for an hour before being replaced by Adrien Rabiot.

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