England bid farewell to 2022 FIFA World Cup after losing 1-2 to France in quarter Final

England bid farewell to 2022 FIFA World Cup after losing 1-2 to France in quarter Final

France are through to the semi-final stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after beating the Three Lions of England 2-1 during their quater-final clash on Saturday evening.England bid farewell to 2022 FIFA World Cup after losing 1-2 to France in quarter Final

England bid an unceremonious farewell to Qatar 2022 World Cup after losing 1-2 to defending champions, France, in a Quarter Final match played at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar.

Athletico Madrid’s hitman – Antoine Griezmann, was the invincible star for France after assisting in the two goals scored by the defending champions in the 17th and 78th minutes of the match.

Aurelien Tchouameni scored the first goal, while former Chelsea star, and AC Milan forward – Olivier Giroud scored the winning goal for France, his fourth in the championship.

In the first half, France displayed strong play, and they scored a goal as a result. With Tchouameni’s goal separating the teams, France took a 1-0 lead over England.England bid farewell to 2022 FIFA World Cup after losing 1-2 to France in quarter Final

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After a swift counterattack, it took the defending World champions 17 minutes to score. Tchouameni found the bottom corner from close range.

They didn’t really make many other opportunities against France, although England did have a few good ones.

Lloris blocked one of Kane’s shots before the goalkeeper had to tip a severely deflected attempt wide.

Tottenham, and England striker, Harry Kane, reduced the tally 1-2 for England through a penalty which was awarded in favour of Saka in 54th minutes of the second half.

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Harry Kane missed the second penalty to level scores for England in 81 minutes of the match.

An eventful second half saw England equalize, Les Bleus get another lead, and Kane miss the second penalty of the match.

For only the second time ever, France reach the FIFA World Cup semifinal at consecutive tournaments.

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