Thanks to an Olivier Giroud goal, France advances to the semifinals, and England is eliminated.
The teams for England and France’s crucial 2022 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match in Qatar remained the same.
Many people anticipated this game because it has been a long time coming. The two European superpowers haven’t faced off since 2017, and their most recent meeting in a tournament was in 2012.
Oliver Giroud scored the winning goal as France defeated England 2-1 to advance to the World Cup semifinals.
Aurelien Tchouameni scored the game’s first goal from outside the penalty box – France was pushing to start the match but England’s defence was being passive. England failed to regain control of the game throughout the first half, but after the interval, Bukayo Saka took control and was penalised.
With his 53rd goal for the national team, Harry Kane would score to tie Wayne Rooney for most male goal scorers in England’s history.
However, France didn’t stop there as Oliver Giroud gave Jordan Pickford a superb save before having a second chance with a header. Giving Giroud two chances was a big error since he would have won the game for France.
Theo Hernandez’s foul on Mason Mount in the box gave England a penalty kick for a second chance, but Harry Kane fired the opportunity over the goal.
The defending World Cup champions will play Morocco next as they continue their quest for back-to-back championships.