Kylian Mbappe scored four and set up another as France thrashed Kazakhstan 8-0 to seal their place at the 2022 World Cup with ease.
Going into Saturday's Group D fixture knowing a win would ensure their spot in Qatar, the reigning world champions had little trouble in brushing aside a team placed 122 places below them in FIFA's latest rankings.
Mbappe starred on his Paris Saint-Germain stomping ground, with two superb first-time finishes paving the way for him to wrap up his hat-trick with a fantastic header before he then teed up Karim Benzema after the break.
It took just six minutes for Mbappe to get Les Bleus rolling with a cushioned, side-foot volley from Theo Hernandez's cutback.
Another six minutes followed before Mbappe struck again, drilling home after Kingsley Coman - playing at right wing-back - had got beyond the hapless Stas Pokatilov, who had rushed out of goal wildly.
Mbappe's hat-trick was completed by the 32nd minute, the forward rising between two static defenders to head in brilliantly from Coman's inch-perfect cross.
Hernandez levelled with Coman for assists when he laid it up for Benzema to prod in at the near post, and the Real Madrid striker was soon celebrating again when he finished into an empty goal after playing a delightful one-two with Mbappe.
Pokatilov managed to prevent Maksat Taykenov bundling into his own net, with Moussa Diaby denied a goal for offside before Rabiot's close-range finish.
Vladislav Vassiljev's ludicrously late challenge on Griezmann was penalised on a VAR review, with the Atletico Madrid forward converting the resulting spot-kick before Mbappe's crisp finish finally rounded off the scoring.
What does it mean? No slip-ups for France
Fresh from their Nations League triumph in October, this was as dominant a display as you would be likely to see from Didier Deschamps' team, whose place in Qatar is secure.
Despite its emphatic nature, Saturday's victory was not France's largest, however; Les Bleus defeated Azerbaijan 10-0 in 1995.
More history for Mbappe
Mbappe has now scored 22 goals for France, at the age of 22 years and 10 months, at least three years younger than any other player. Thierry Henry achieved the feat at the age of 25 years and 10 months in June 2003.
He is the first player to score three or more goals with France in a competitive game since Dominique Rocheteau in October 1985 against Luxembourg, and capped off a supreme display with an assist to boot.
Pokatilov's goal peppered
France finished with 20 attempts, and 14 of those hit the target. Visiting goalkeeper Pokatilov was badly exposed all game, and though his rash decision led directly to the second goal, he still managed to make six saves, which given the proximity of the shots he was often facing, is perhaps not something to be scoffed at.
Then again, any goalkeeper coming away from a match having conceded eight times can hardly hold their head high. It was a horror show from start to finish for Kazakhstan.
There is no pressure on France now for Tuesday's trip to Finland, which rounds out their qualification campaign. Kazakhstan, meanwhile, host Tajikistan in a friendly.
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