England 1-2 France FIFA World Cup 2022| France reach Semi-final, England out as Harry Kane missed late penalty

Harry Kane missed a late penalty as England’s World Cup dreams ended in a heartbreaking defeat to reigning champions France in a blockbuster quarter-final clash.

France’s all-time scorer Olivier Giroud restored the World Cup holders’ lead and it proved to be the winner after Kane blazed over a late penalty in a crushing 2-1 quarter-final exit.

France will now face Morocco in the semi-final on Wednesday as they edge closer in their title defense.
France are through to the semi-finals of the World Cup after a 2-1 win over England. The holders broke the deadlock in the 17th minute through Tchouameni’s long-range strike into the bottom corner. England made a bright start to the second half though and were awarded a penalty after Saka was tripped, and Kane fired it into the back of the net. Giroud restored France’s lead in the 78th minute with a header from close range and the Three Lions had another chance to equalize from the spot, but Kane blazed that one high over the bar.

France becomes the first reigning champion to reach the World Cup semi-finals since Brazil in 1998.

With that last chance from Rashford, the whistle is soon blown and France go through to the World Cup semi-finals.

England provided a wonderful fightback, but in the end the penalty miss from Kane will be discussed about in the tabloids over the days to come.

Les Bleus march on to the final four, where they will next face Morocco for a chance to repeat as World Cup finalists on December 18.

The Final quarterfinal match of the FIFA 2022 World Cup between the Heavyweights England and France will
take place at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor on Saturday, December 10, at 2pm ET.

Les Bleus are the reigning World Cup champion and the No. 4 team in the world,
while Three Lions rank fifth and were knocked out in the semifinals in 2018.

England defeated Senegal 3-0 in the round of 16 stage to advance for the quarter-final,
while France defeated Poland 3-1 to reach quarterfinal.

Two of the World Cup’s best attacking sides are looking to secure its seat in the Semi-Final, where one of them will square-off against Morocco.

Final Line-up :

England XI : Pickford, Walker, Stones (Grealish, 90+), Maguire, Shaw, Henderson (Mount, 79′), Rice, Bellingham, Saka (Sterling, 79′), Kane, Foden (Rashford. 85′).
France XI : Lloris, Hernandez, Upamecano, Varane, Kounde, Rabiot, Tchouameni, Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud, Dembele (Coman, 79′).

Date, Time & Venue :

Date: Saturday, December, 10
Kickoff Time: 2:00pm ET / 7:00 pm GMT
Location: at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor

Final Score :

Teams1st Half2nd HalfFinal Score
England011
France112

France wins 2-1 against England

17mins : Tchouameni (France) : France’s Tchouameni breaks the deadlock in splendid fashion.

53 mins: : Kane (England) : Penalty!
Tchouameni brings down Saka inside of the box on the right side, and the referee straight away points to the spot. It will be Kane who will take it.

78 mins : Giroud (France) : Giroud gets another chance and scores for France to make it 2-1.

GOALS :

Tchouameni puts France ahead
After Griezmann spots the defensive midfielder to his left outside of the box, he slips in a quick pass.

Tchouameni doesn’t waste time in sending in a blistering strike aimed at the bottom left corner, and Pickford doesn’t have any chance in stopping it.

17 mins: England 0-1 France

Kane sends in a powerful strike to the top left and England level the score.

With that goal, he is now tied with Wayne Rooney as England’s all-time leading goal scorer.

54 mins: England 1-1 France

Giroud puts France ahead

After the resulting left side corner from Giroud’s previous attempt is headed away from the box, France are able to recover the ball once more.

The ball finds Griezmann on the far left who sends in a lovely ball into the box.

Giroud has acres of space as he is able to head the ball to the right of Pickford to set off scenes of celebration for the French fans in the stands.

78 mins: England 1-2 France

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