World Cup on Betfair: France kick off last 16 with 159/1 victory

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France are the first team through
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France defeated Argentina 4-3 in what was the most entertaining game of the World Cup so far but South America took revenge on Europe in the late kickoff...

"In the space of 11 minutes the French were two goals clear - Benjamin Pavard firing in the equaliser and Kylian Mbappe hitting a brace, and the teenager is in to [20.0] to finish the tournament as top scorer. Sergio Aguero headed a late goal in injury time but Argentina could not capitalise. Over 6.5 goals was backed at [160.0]."

Last 16 starts in stunning fashion

France are the first team into the quarter-final stages of the World Cup after a come-from-behind defeat of Argentina today.

Ahead through an Antoine Griezmann penalty, Didier Deschamps' side were pegged back by Angel di Maria wonder strike and then behind when Gabriel Mercado turned a Lionel Messi shot past Hugo Lloris from close range. The game may turn out to be Messi's last at a World Cup.

From odds-on to win, France were out to [9.2] and Argentina [1.62] to be the team going into the quarters after 90 minutes.

But in the space of 11 minutes the French were two goals clear - Benjamin Pavard firing in the equaliser and Kylian Mbappe hitting a brace, and the teenager is in to [20.0] to finish the tournament as top scorer. Sergio Aguero headed a late goal in injury time but Argentina could not capitalise. Over 6.5 goals was backed at [160.0]

France challenging Brazil for tournament favouritism

France are [5.6] to win the 2018 World Cup. Argentina were backed at a low of [6.8].

Uruguay are [17.0] to win the World Cup after defeating Portugal to advance into the quarter-finals. Edinson Cavani scored a brace in the game to edge into top scorer reckoning although he limped off the field late on so doubts remain that he will be able to make Friday's quarter-final between the two sides. France are [2.02] to win that in 90 minutes, Uruguay are [4.7].

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