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Kylian Mbappé controls the ball during a match against Denmark at Stadium 974 on Saturday.

French superstar Kylian Mbappé scored two goals to lead the defending FIFA World Cup champions Les Bleus to a 2-1 victory over Denmark on Saturday in Doha, Qatar.

The victory means France will advance to the knockout stage.

Mbappé opened the scoring for France in the 61st minute, burying a cross from Theo Hernandez into the back of the net. After Denmark drew the game level in the 68th minute on a goal from Andreas Christensen, the 23-year-old Mbappé scored his second of the day in the 86th minute to seal the win. 

Saturday’s brace moves Mbappé into a two-way tie with Ecuador’s Enner Valencia (with three goals) in the World Cup Golden Boot race for most goals scored in the tournament.  

The Paris Saint-Germain forward Mbappé joins Brazil’s Pele as the only players to score seven or more World Cup goals before the age of 25. His seven goals also move him into second place, behind Just Fontaine (with 13), on France’s all-time FIFA World Cup scoring list. 

With the victory, Les Bleus become the first team to clinch a berth to the Round of 16 and extend its win streak at the World Cup to a record six straight for the country. 

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