Far from vintage, but there we have it. France get their first win of the campaign. Thanks for joining me!
- 2nd Half
- GriezmannBen Yedder59'
- 1st Half
- Maliy (o.g.)44'
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Mokin denies Mbappe again. He has been superb today.
We are two minutes into four added on.
- OffOusmane DembéléFrance
- OnKingsley ComanFrance
Dembele replaced by Kingsley Coman.
- OffVladislav VasiljevKazakhstan
- OnElkhan AstanovKazakhstan
Vassiliev replaced by Astanov for Kazakhstan's final change.
- Yellow cardOusmane DembéléFrance
Dembele booked for dissent.
Ruslan Valiullin is off for Maksim Samorodov.
- OffAzat NurgalievKazakhstan
- OnRamazan KarimovKazakhstan
Nurgaliev is off, Ramazan Karimov replaces him.
- OffTanguy N'DombeleFrance
- OnMoussa SissokoFrance
Moussa Sissoko is on for France, replacing Tanguy Ndombele.
Rabiot, plated in down the left by Digne, went for glory when Mbappe was free in the area. He was denied by Mokin.
Penalty France. Mbapppe fouled by Alip. SAVED BY MOKIN!
THIS IS BETTER. Mokin saves again, this time from Mbappe. He has made such a difference since coming on.
CHANCE! Dembele really should have a second but his header, which lacks power, is straight at Mokin.
Dubois' cross is blocked for a corner. It is taken quickly and a resulting cross is overhit.
- OffMaksim FedinKazakhstan
- OnYerkebulan TungyshbaevKazakhstan
Fedin is off and Yerkebulan Tungyshbayev is on for the hosts.
- OffSerikzhan MuzhikovKazakhstan
- OnYan VorogovskiyKazakhstan
Muzhikov is replaced by Yan Vorogovsky for Kazakhstan.
Lenglet heads a France corner goalwards but Mokin spills. He recovers quickly enough to deny Zouma who closes in on the rebound.
- OffPaul PogbaFrance
- OnAdrien RabiotFrance
Pogba off for Adrien Rabiot.
- OffAntoine GriezmannFrance
- OnWissam Ben YedderFrance
Griezmann replaced by Wissam Ben Yedder.
- OffAnthony MartialFrance
- OnKylian MbappéFrance
Better late than never, Martial is replaced by Mbappe,
Martial hits it, and Mokin punches away. Pogba then shoots and it goes out for a corner. France keeping the pressure on.
Free kick in a great position after Lemar is brought down. Great opportunity. Looks like Pogba is favourite.
Martial is hobbling. He needs to come off,
Looks like Mbappe is coming on for Martial, though he has hobbled back on the pitch for the time being.
Doesn't look good for Martial, who may have jarred his knee in the turf. He is still down.
Grtiezmann has the ball in the net after Martial found Dembele with a quick free kick. The Barcelona man was offside, but thats the sort of urgency France need.
France kick us off here. Second half underway.
- End of 1st Half
Half time. Not great from France, but they lead 2-0 without breaking sweat.
- Own-goalSergiy MaliyKazakhstan
GOOOOAAAALLL!! Oh, so unlucky. Malyi, after making theat clearance, scores an own goal from the resulting corner.
OFF THE LINE! Serhiy Malyi clears Lemar's chipped cross before Martial stooped to head home a second.
Kazakhstan are continuing to press and plug any holes, but France haven't been nearly as proactive as they need be. They've tried to switch the play, stretching the game, but they need more energy and purpose.
There has been so much of ths game played in the middle of the park. Pogba needs to stride forward more to break the lines and unlock the pitch.
Deschamps should take heart from how quickly France took advantage of space for the goal.
The good thing for Kazakhstan is they are closing the front four for France down well. Pogba and Ndonbele can't find the passes either.
After that initial burst, the game has slipped back into the rhythm from before the goal. This feels like a French training session.
Free kick to Ukraine in a great position off to the left. It is deflected away but only as far as Valiullin. He shoots way over the bar,
France have stepped up since the goal, both literally and in terms of intensity. They are higher up the pitch and not allowing the hosts the time they were before.
Dembele has made a difference already, but I could watch that turn by Martial all day. Beautiful.
- GoalOusmane DembéléFrance
GOOOOOAAAALLLL!! Lovely goal by France, Martial turns to open up the game and finds Dembele in space. He rifles a shot into the corner.
France have the chance to test Mokin for the first time from a free kick. Pogba chips it forward but it is dealt with once again.
Pogba finds a bit of space and looks for Martial in the area, but the striker is crowded out. Kazakhstan have only conceded 19 goals in 13 games, which shows their improvement.
France have had 61% of the ball so far but the hosts are making the most of what they've had. No real chances yet.
Kazakhstan have been impressive so far. They are not lying down. France will have to work hard today.
France knock the ball around at the back and Lloris loses control momentarily. He clears just before Fedin can close him down, but that is a let off.
Kazakhstan win the ball back and try to break. Fedin wins a free kick after a foul by Thomas Lemar. Lloris saves.
France dominating the ball here, just feeling their way in. The surface is artificial, which could be a challenge for the visitors.
Kazakhstan get us underway!
With just minutes to go until kick off, I've just had some technical difficulties. Apologies, but we are ready! 2nd against 122nd in the world is moments away.
It is also a huge afternoon for Ousmane Dembele. Injuries and questions over his attitude and consistency have marred his time in Barcelona so far, but he seems to have turned a corner at Camp Nou. Canm he take his good form onto the international stage?
It would be a huge shock if Les Bleus do not win this one comfortably this afternoon, and it shows their immense strength in depth that they are able to keep Raphael Varane and Mbappe on the bench.
France were held to a draw in their opening game against Ukraine at the Stade de France on Wednesday. They'll be keen to get a first win, but luckily, Bosnia and Herzegovina were held by Finland in the other Group D game. This is Kazakhstan's opener.
Here are the Kazakhstan players training yesterday. What an afternoon they have in store, hosting the world Champions.
Kazakhstan set up as follows: Mokin; Bystrov; Erlanov, Malyi, Alip, Valiullin; Muzhikov, Tagybergen, Vassiljev, Nurgaliev; Fedin.
France start like this, with no Mbappe. Manchester United's Anthony Martial leads the line.
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