KUWAIT, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- Talented winger Kylian Mbappe scored twice as World Cup defending champions France won their respective knockout fixture, alongside England, as both recorded heavy margins to set up a mouthwatering quarterfinal encounter.
Two-time winners France thrashed Poland, 3-0. As did single title-holders and European runners-up, England, against African champions Senegal, who played eachother for the first time.
Mbappe scored both his efforts in the second half for Les Bleus, including a 74th minute thunderblot from inside the box past three defenders which he struck to the right of Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
His other effort came in the first minute of added time with forward Olivier Giroud's earlier goal coming in the 44th minute of the first half.
England's goalscorers were varied in comparison, as Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson (38th minute), Three Lions captain and striker Harry Kane (48') and winger Bukayo Saka (57') each got on the scoresheet.
France and England face eachother on Saturday.
North African side Morocco face a tough test against two-time World Cup holders Spain as Switzerland go head-to-head with Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in the remaining two last-16 fixtures on Monday. (end) sd