France took a 2-0 victory over Nur-Sultan.
Football France, the favorite, reigning world champion of the Finnish group in the World Cup qualifiers, got the taste of victory in the qualifiers after facing Kazakhstan, which was considered the weakest in the group.
In its opening game on Wednesday, France, which remained in a 1-1 home draw with Ukraine, took a 2-0 victory at Nur-Sultan.
France took the lead in the 20th minute Ousmane Dembele, and the opening half of late Kazakhstan Sergei Malij scored his own goal. No extra goals were seen in the second half, but a surprising failure: the brightest star of the French constellation became the replacement Kylian Mbappe failed in the penalty kick.
A relief that eased for France after Wednesday’s disappointing draw came more than 5,000 miles from home Paris.
Coach Didier Deschamps had made as many as nine substitutions in the opening lineup for Ukraine, with the aim of keeping the team fresh. The opening week of the World Cup qualifiers when the away game ends with France facing Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday in Sarajevo.
Ukraine hosted the second game in the block, Finland, which played a 2–2 home draw against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday.
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