Belgium and France both qualified for next year’s World Cup finals, with Kylian Mbappe scoring four goals to help France trash Kazakhstan 8-0.
With 15 points from seven games, France is in first place in Group D, four points ahead of second-placed Finland, whom they will face in their final match on Tuesday.
Belgium beat Estonia 3-1 to clinch a place in next year’s World Cup finals and maintain their unbeaten qualifying record.
After Christian Benteke scored early and Yannick Carrasco and Thorgan Hazard added goals in the second half, the 2018 semi-finalists in Russia climbed to an unassailable 19 point lead in Group E.
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Belgium joins Brazil, Denmark, France, and Germany as the first five nations to qualify for the finals, which will take place in Qatar next November.
Without the injured Romelu Lukaku and Michy Batshuayi, Benteke, 30, was given a rare opportunity to lead the attack, and he wasted no time in scoring.
Kylian Mbappe opened the floodgates of goals for France after scoring a superb first-time goal from a Theo Hernandez assist in the sixth minute, with France always two gears ahead of the Kazakhs.
Karim Benzema scored two goals, while Adrien Rabiot and Antoine Griezmann each scored one, capping an impressive performance at the Parc des Princes and securing France’s place in next year’s 32-nation tournament in Qatar.