Wild celebrations in Paris as France book World Cup last 8 spot with win over Argentina (VIDEO)

30 Jun, 2018 17:08
Wild celebrations in Paris as France book World Cup last 8 spot with win over Argentina (VIDEO)
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French fans took to the streets of Paris to celebrate their team’s thrilling World Cup win against Argentina, which booked Les Bleus' place in the quarter-finals in Russia.

Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored a second-half double as his team came from behind to run out 4-3 winners.

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After the game, raucous fans could be seen flooding onto the Paris streets, setting off flares and blowing whistles.

vive la France 🇫🇷#russiawc#wc2018

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France opened the scoring in Kazan through a first-half penalty from Antoine Griezmann, before finding themselves 2-1 behind after a stunning goal from Angel Di Maria and a deflected finish from Gabriel Mercado.

France wins!!! #partytime #allezlesbleus

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Defender Benjamin Pavard produced a stunning volleyed equalizer to level the scores, before a quick-fire double from Mbappe, 19, in the 64th and 68th minutes gave France a two-goal cushion.

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Substitute Sergio Aguero pulled an injury-time goal back for Argentina, but it was too little too late as Lionel Messi and Co. crashed out of the tournament.

With the victory, France set up a last 16 clash in Nizhny Novgorod with the winners of the Uruguay-Portugal last-16 match.

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France are looking to add to their World Cup victory on home soil in 1998.