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France defeated Kazakhstan Kazakhstan for the first victory in the WC qualifying group

France claimed their first World Cup qualifier victory over Kazakhstan 2-0 on Sunday, while Killian Mbabane missed a penalty in the second half.

France coach Didier Deschamps made immediate changes in the 1-1 draw with Ukraine, which opened the World Cup in Group B, and one of the recalled players, Ousmane Dembele, scored the first goal in the 19th minute. minute

Kazakhstan inadvertently scored the second goal for the French in the 44th minute, when Sergei Malin took a corner kick from Antoine Griezmann to his goal, when the defender surrounded Paul Pogba.

The corner was taken only after Mali removed an incredible goalkeeper to give Anthony Martial a clear shot from close range.

In the first half, they were the only two efforts of France, but the team made more openings after the break. Kazakhstan’s goalkeeper Alexander Mokin brilliantly saved Dembele և Mbabane, who came on after Martial injured his left knee.

In the 75th minute, Mbabane won a penalty kick after hitting Nurali Alip, but his shot was put aside by Mokin.

Manchester United striker Martial seems to have injured himself by grabbing his studs in synthetic turf at the Nur-Sultan Astana Arena.

Apparently, there are no other injuries. Deschamps left many options for the qualifying tournament in Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday, which is expected to be tougher for the French.

Ukraine plays Finland on Sunday.


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