For matchday 10 of 10 of Group D qualifiers, among World Cup football results, France knocked out Finland from Qatar.
With a 2-0 win in Helsinki, France ruined Finland’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup for the first time.
That’s because this 0-2 away win for France relegated the Nordic country to third place in UEFA qualifying Group D.
Goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe assured that Finland would not be making their World Cup debut in Qatar.
Watch this World Cup qualifier football match from Group D via it’s crucial highlights, summarized in 12 minutes.
World Cup Football Results – France Knocked Out Finland from Qatar
Even before this match, France’s spot in Qatar 2022 was already certain, as they were irrefutably first in Group D.
So, the real focus in the group was on the battle between Finland and Ukraine. Either team had a chance to place second and thereby qualify for a place in the playoffs.
Finland actually started the night with a two-point lead over Ukraine, but the situation changed dramatically in the second half.
Elsewhere in the same group last night, Ukraine defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 thanks to goals from Oleksandr Zinchenko and Artem Dovbyk.
Meanwhile, France, the reigning world champions, claimed all three points over Finland, who gained zero points from this game.
France won 0-2 away thanks to a deflected shot from Karim Benzema and a brilliant solo effort from Kylian Mbappe. And this is how Finland faltered at the penultimate hurdle.
Group D Results:
Finland 0 – 2 France
Goals: Karim Benzema 66′, Kylian Mbappe 76′
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 – 2 Ukraine
Goals: Oleksandr Zinchenko 58′, Artem Dovbyk 79′