FRANCE secured a place in the last eight of the World Cup with a routine victory over Poland.
The defending champions defeated a tenacious and determined Poland 3-1 thanks to Giroud’s superb first-half goal and a second-half rocket from Kylian Mbappe.
A beautiful finish into the far corner broke through the Polish goal and put Giroud’s name in the history books of French football.
The former Arsenal player’s goal made him France’s all-time top goalscorer – a record previously held by football legend Thierry Henry.
And PSG’s hitman secured a place in the last eight with a sensational strike from 18 yards out – becoming the first player under the age of 24 to score eight World Cup goals.
Mbappe doubled his tally for the night with another rocket in the 91st minute.
Poland had a chance to score the consolation goal after a handball from Dayot Upamencano.
Robert Lewandowski – likely his last game for his country – missed the stutter point but got a second bite in the cherry when Hugo Lloris went off his line.
And the Polish legend ended his international career by sending Lloris in the wrong direction.
Victory over Poland saw France meet the winner of England’s clash with Senegal later that night in the quarter-finals.
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