NATIONS - Mbappe on WC qualification: We are going over there to win it
After scoring four goals in an 8-0 rout of Kazakhstan to seal qualification, Kylian Mbappe claimed holders France were going to the World Cup finals to win it next year.
Mbappe, a Paris Saint-Germain forward, scored a hat-trick in the first half on Saturday, becoming the first France player to do so in a competitive international since Dominique Rocheteau in 1985.
At a Parc des Princes flooded in red, white, and blue flags, he added a late fourth to complete the rout and book France's ticket to Qatar.
"The match ball is already in my locker," Mbappe said.
"The most important thing was qualification because we wanted to give ourselves the opportunity to defend our title.
"A World Cup is a dream, an aim, it's everything and it's a unique chance to play in a team that can win it. We are going over there to win it."