Oliver Giroud and Aurelien Tchouameni scored to assist France seize a 2-1 win vs England within the quarter-finals of the continued FIFA World Cup 2022, on the Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday. Harry Kane managed to equalise as soon as for England by a penalty kick, however failed to take action as soon as once more through a spot kick.
The Les Bleus are additionally just one win away from turning into the primary back-to-back finalists since Brazil in 2002 and two from turning into the third workforce to retain the trophy after the CONMEBOL aspect in 1962 and Italy in 1938.
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France went forward after 17 minutes as Antoine Griezmann assisted Tchouameni for a shocking long-range purpose. England noticed some probabilities saved by Hogo Lloris after which Kane lastly equalised by a penalty kick within the 54th-minute. England have been awarded the spot-kick after Saka was tripped by Tchouameni after which Kane scored to attract degree with Wayne Rooney as England’s file scorer with 53 targets.
England got here near taking the lead within the second-half after Harry Maguire’s header hit the put up. Then Giroud headed France into the lead after a cross from Griezmann within the 78th-minute. Kane may have equalised with England getting awarded a penalty within the 82nd-minute however the striker may solely see his shot go over the crossbar.
After the win, France are scheduled to face Morocco on the Al Bayt Stadium on Thursday. France have reached the World Cup semi-final for the seventh time and that is the primary time they’ve completed it in consecutive editions. This can be the seventh time England have been kicked out from the quarter-final phases of the World Cup, greater than another aspect within the historical past of the event. This can be France supervisor Didier Deschamps’ thirteenth World Cup win in simply his seventeenth match in cost (Draw 2 Loss 2), with solely Felipe Scolari (14) and Helmut Schon (16) profitable extra within the competitors.