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Qatar 2022: France beat Poland 3-1

France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris matches national team's record of 142 appearances

France vs Poland France's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring their first goal with teammate Kylian Mbappe | Reuters

France qualified for the quarter-finals of the Qatar World Cup scoring three goals against Poland at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha on Sunday. 

Poland player Robert Lewandowski successfully converted a penalty and scored the lone goal for the team before the final whistle. 

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris matched France's national team record of 142 appearances by starting a round-of-16 match against Poland at the World Cup on Sunday.

The 35-year-old Lloris is now tied with Lilian Thuram, the right back in France's 1998 world champion team.

Lloris lifted the trophy as captain for Les Bleus four years ago. He made his France debut in 2008. Thierry Henry has the third most appearances with 123. Lloris also matched Henry and Fabien Barthez for the most World Cup appearances for France with 17.

AP reported that no country has repeated as World Cup champions in six decades — since Brazil achieved the feat by claiming consecutive trophies in 1958 and 1962. Italy is the only other nation to have won two straight, in 1934 and 1938. 

France will next play against England or Senegal for a place in the World Cup semi-final. 

(With PTI inputs)

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