• The two European teams will clash on Dec 10
  • Mbappe shines as Giroud becomes France's all-time record scorer
France will take on England in the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 after registering convincing victories in the Round of 16 Sunday.
The defending champions cruised to a 3-1 victory over Poland in the first match of the day, followed by England's 3-0 win over African champions Senegal.
The two teams will now meet in what promises to be a delightful encounter at Al Bayt Stadium on December 10, Saturday (10pm).
At Al Thumama Stadium Sunday, Kylian Mbappe was in another league yet again, oozing class throughout, while the ever-reliable Olivier Giroud netted a record goal to send France into the World Cup quarter-finals.
Les Bleus scored on the stroke of halftime as Giroud became their all-time record scorer with 52 goals before Mbappe's late screamers sealed Poland's fate and put the 23-year-old alone at the top of the scoring chart with five goals and two assists.
Poland, in the knockout stage for the first time since 1986 and looking for a first quarter-final appearance since 1982, had a huge chance in the first half but the France midfield did a great job of cutting the feeding line to Robert Lewandowski, who reduced the arrears with a twice-taken, last-second penalty.
Mbappe now has nine World Cup goals to his name, as many as Argentina's 35-year-old Lionel Messi, and became the first player to reach that mark before his 24th birthday.
It helped Mbappe erase painful memories from last year's European championship, when he missed the decisive penalty that sent Switzerland into the last eight after a shootout following a 3-3 draw.
Keeper Hugo Lloris made his 142nd appearance and is now tied with Lilian Thuram as France's most-capped player, and his experience mattered when he made a superb quick save to deny Piotr Zielinski.
Later Sunday, free-scoring England extended their unbeaten record against African teams with a 3-0 victory over Senegal at Al Bayt Stadium, which included a first goal at this World Cup from captain Harry Kane as they progressed to the quarter-finals.
England had initially looked sluggish against Senegal's pacy forwards, in the two nations' first ever encounter, with a wonderful one-handed save by Jordan Pickford stopping Boulaye Dia from giving the African side a shock lead.
But Jordan Henderson settled England's nerves in the 38th minute, stroking the ball home after being played in by Jude Bellingham at the end of a lovely passing move.
Kane struck a ferocious shot past goalkeeper Edouard Mendy with the last kick of the first half, leaving him one goal behind Wayne Rooney's record of 53 goals for England.
Nippy winger Bukayo Saka bagged the third with a neat chip over Mendy after a cross by Phil Foden in the 57th minute.
England's goalfest in Qatar - 12 so far - equals their previous best World Cup total at Russia 2018 when they made the semi-finals. They scored 11 in winning the world title in 1966.
On Saturday, Argentina and the Netherlands had won their respective last-16 matches to set up a quarter-final clash at Lusail Stadium on December 9, Friday.