England had the prospect to push for a late equaliser when England captain Harry Kane stepped up for a second penalty within the FIFA World Cup quarter-final match towards defending champions France on Saturday. Kane had earlier nullified Aurelien Tchouameni’s first-half opener to maintain England’s semi-final hopes alive and now had the prospect to repeat his process. But he fired the penalty over the crossbar, sending France into the semis for the second consecutive time in a World Cup. However, what went viral moments after the missed penalty was Kylian Mbappe response, ruthlessly mocking the England captain.
Moments after Oliver Giroud put France again within the lead with a late strike, the defending champions discovered themselves in hassle as Mason Mount was fouled by Hernandez contained in the field. Kane took the duty of levelling the rating once more from the penalty spot. The England captain was efficiently towards his Tottenham team-mate Hugo Lloris within the 54th minute when he transformed the penalty to maintain the Three Lions alive within the sport, however the goalkeeper wasn’t required within the second time as Kane despatched the penalty over the crossbar.
The decisive penalty miss prompted a ruthless response from Mbappe as he was seen laughing after an ecstatic celebration.
Mbappe is aware of the price of lacking a penalty having had his share of remorse when he suffered a heartbreak on his his personal penalty miss in France’s shock defeat to Switzerland in 2020 Euro Cup.
England failed to hassle the scoresheet after Kane’s miss, leaving France with a ticket to the semis the place they are going to be up towards history-makers Morocco, who shocked Portugal within the quarters earlier the identical evening in Doha.