Live: France 4-3 Argentina (Russia 2018 knockout stage match)

Live: France 4-3 Argentina (Russia 2018 knockout stage match)

- Argentina have been knocked out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup championship in France

- Jorge Sampaoli's men were beaten 4-3 by Les Blues at the Kazan Arena to become the first team to seal their quarterfinal spot

- France will face the winner of the Portugal and Uruguay's clash which kicks off by 7pm this evening

France have booked their place in the round of 16 at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia after beating Argentina 4-3 at the Kazan Arena.

Didier Deschamps's men took the lead through an Antoinne Griezmann's penalty in the 13th minute after Paris Saint Germain striker Kylian Mbappe was brought down by Marcos Rojo.

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Having scored the first goal, Les Blues became very comfortable in the game as they made their south American side chase the ball.

But, none of their efforts could find the back of the net as Griezmann's free kick was denied by the wood works.

Jorge Sampaoli's men came back into the game with a masterclass from Angel Di Maria, who fired home a long range shot to keep both sides equal.

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And few minutes after that moment, the referee signaled the end of the first half of the game, and on return for the second half, Gabriel Mercado deflected Messi's shot to beat Lloris as they took the lead for the first time in the game.

However, not too long from that moment, Benjamin Pavard leveled scores for the French team with a screamer from 25-yard.

He was right in time to fire the second ball from Lucas Hernandez's cross as they return to the control of the game.

Kylian Mbappe registered his name in the scores sheet twice within four minutes as his brace ensured the 1998 champions led the game with almost 20 minutes to the end of the game.

However, Sergio Aguero scored the last goal of the game but it wasn't enough to save the Argentines from crashing out of the tournament after heading home a superb Messi's cross in the game.

And at the end, France book their ticket to the quarterfinals and they will battle the winner of Uruguay and Portugal clash which kicks off at 7pm this evening.

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Meanwhile, according to stats, Kylian Mbappe is the first teenager to score at least twice in a World Cup match since Pele against Sweden in 1958.

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