England 1-2 France: Harry ‘Pains’ kicks England home

It’s the stopping point for England whom France crushed sometime in the evening.

Harry Kane missed a late penalty as France just barely got through to the World Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win over England.

Kane counteracted Aurelien Tchouameni’s opener with a 54th-minute penalty yet couldn’t rehash the accomplishment with seven minutes to go, bursting high over the bar.

In the middle of between the spot-kicks, Oliver Giroud’s header had given France a benefit that demonstrated unequivocal as they progressed to a last four meeting with Morocco on Wednesday.

The reigning champs began the more brilliant and Giroud should have improved following 11 minutes than head Ousmane Dembele’s cross directly at Jordan Pickford.

England didn’t notice the admonition and Les Bleus started to lead the pack from their next serious assault of Kylian Mbappe beginning the drop down the passed on prior to floating inside to take care of Griezmann and his layoff was cleared home by Tchouameni from 20 yards.

England answered well with Kane thwarted by Tottenham partner Hugo Lloris, making a record 143rd appearance for his country, before VAR acted the hero by declaring Dayot Upamecano’s excursion on Kane occurred outside the 18yard box.

Gareth Southgate’s men stayed on the front foot after the break, Lloris tipping over Jude Bellingham’s 20-yard drive.

A merited balancer at last showed up following 54 minutes with official Wilton Sampaio highlighting the spot after Bellingham and Bukayo Saka consolidated and the last option was stumbled cumbersomely by Tchouameni. Kane won the skirmish of nerves with Lloris by terminating high into the upper left-hand corner.

Pickford saved well from Adrien Rabiot yet England countered with a Saka shot and a Harry Maguire header that cut the beyond the post.

Having come close seconds before with a volley that rescued a shrewd save once again from Pickford, Giroud reestablished France’s benefit with 12 minutes to go. Griezmann moved to the left flank and whipped in a delightful cross for the Milan striker to head in by means of Maguire’s shoulder.

England wasted the chance to balance for a subsequent time frame five minutes some other time when Sampaio, in the wake of counseling the VAR screen, granted a penalty for Theo Hernandez’s silly barge into substitute Mason Mount.

Kane, who might have broken Wayne Rooney’s England record with his 54th worldwide goal had he scored, impacted above and beyond the top.

England had more shots (16-8), more shots on track (8-5) and a higher xG (2.32 to 1.19) yet France’s competition nous owned them.

With the draw opening up, they will fancy their possibilities holding their title next Sunday.

The Atletico Madrid man, Griezmann was the best midfielder on show. He helped the two goals, the second with a brilliant cross for Giroud and for the most part bossed the game from the focal point of the field.

He made 43 passes and a group high 38 exact passes. An expert at work.

Such a great deal the development had focused on the fight between Kyle Walker and France dangerman Mbappe.

Generally it was a fight won by the Manchester City full-back with Mbappe blurring as the game went on.

Chrispine Osei

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