In Pictures: Argentina, France play out a World Cup classic

France defeated Argentina 4-3 in an electrifying encounter in Kazan Arena with Kylian Mbappe scoring a brace.

Antoine Griezmann calmly scored France's first goal from penalty spot following Marcos Rojo's foul on Kylian Mbappe.(Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Argentina equalized against the run of play in the 41st minute when Angel Di Maria scored a beautiful curler from outside the box.(Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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In the stands, Diego Maradona immediately stood up to celebrate the goal, though this time his celebrations were a little subdued.(Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Gabriel Mercado deflected Lionel Messi's shot into the back of the net in the 48th minute to give Argentina 2-1 lead.(Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Benjamin Pavard smashed a brilliant volley into the far corner in the 57th minute to equalize for France.(Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Kylian Mbappe, who caused Argentina all sorts of problems with his pace, scored two goals in 64th and 68th minute to make it 4-2 for France. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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The French players went wild with the celebrations after Mbappe scored to make it 4-2 for Les Blues. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Sergio Aguero scored in the first minute of the injury time pulling Argentina closer towards forcing the extra time.(Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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But it was not enough for Argentina as the match ended 4-3 with France going through to the quarterfinals, leaving its fans in despair. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Lionel Messi trudges into the shadows of the evening after what might be his last match in Argentina jersey.(Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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