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France vs England – 2-1 Win

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France vs England – 2-1 Win. France won 2-1 due to his terrible error. Even though there was no shootout, England had to endure more painful penalties. The Three Lions’ most recent missed penalty kick was notable because Harry Kane had actually converted one to tie this riveting World Cup quarterfinal at the Al Bayt Stadium.

Olivier Giroud’s goal gave France a 2-1 advantage, but when Harry Kane had a second chance to tie the score, he ballooned the ball over the crossbar, reminding fans of Chris Waddle at Italia ’90. It may be argued that this most recent miss from 12 yards out hurts more than the catastrophic defeat to West Germany. After falling behind to an early, spectacular long-range goal from Aurelien Tchouameni, England had been the superior team.

But only six minutes into extra time, the curse struck once more, leaving a nation suffering with an all-too-familiar sense of grief after Kane appeared to break it to join Wayne Rooney on 53 goals for England.

The Performing Side:

Antoine Griezmann: English supporters would disagree, but Griezmann was the greatest player on the field at the Al Bayt, despite his propensity for committing tactical fouls that resulted in yellow cards. His first-half pass completion percentage was 96%, an astounding success rate for a guy in an offensive position. The fact that he completed every pass attempted in the final third of the field during the first 45 minutes was even more astounding. One of those passes fell to Tchouameni, who scored the game’s first goal with a beautiful long-range strike.

Then, similar to what he had done against Denmark, Griezmann produced the winning goal as his team was having trouble, this time finding Giroud with a superb cross from the left wing with that amazing left foot. Griezmann has yet to score in Qatar 2022, but it is no longer significant. He’s definitely established himself as the player with the most impact in France.

Olivier Giroud: The evening was going from bad to worse for Olivier Giroud. Even though his team was in the lead at the half, their No. 9 had only received seven touches in the first half. Then, in the game’s last quarter, when he finally had a significant opportunity, he volleyed an Ousmane Dembele knockdown far too near to Jordan Pickford. Giroud, who didn’t begin playing in the top division until he was 24, didn’t reach the pinnacle of the field by letting his head hang low.

The evening was going from bad to worse for Olivier Giroud. Even though his team was in the lead at the half, their No. 9 had only received seven touches in the first half. Then, in the game’s last quarter, when he finally had a significant opportunity, he volleyed an Ousmane Dembele knockdown far too near to Jordan Pickford. Giroud, who didn’t begin playing in the top division until he was 24, didn’t reach the pinnacle of the field by letting his head hang low.

The Losing Side:

Harry Kane: Giroud deftly maneuvered in between England’s two center-halves to go home just seconds after wasting a golden opportunity. It was an outstanding center-forward play that demonstrated why the 36-year-old is his country’s all-time leading scorer. According to him, while scoring the historic 52nd goal for France felt fantastic, scoring the 53rd goal was much better. It’s time to give Olivier Giroud’s name the respect it deserves.

Kane was successful on his fourth straight penalty try at the World Cup, despite Mbappe’s best efforts to counsel Lloris or, more appropriately, psyche him out. And, far more significantly, his 53rd goal for England, which tied the record. With only six minutes of regular time left, Kane was again called upon, but this time, he made a terrible attempt that cleared the crossbar. For the England captain, it was only a half-hour from history to horror.

Theo Hernandez: The Al Bayt’s fortunate guest. The lead had just been retaken by France. Although they were attempting to end the game, their left-back gave England a chance to get back into it. They had no reason to even come close to Mason Mount as he attempted to pursue a punt into the France zone. The substitute for England wouldn’t be able to touch the ball in any way.

Was he making an argument? The only thing we can be certain of is that it was both unneeded and dumb. In all honesty, Kane should not have excused Hernandez for the most ridiculous of challenges. Although he continues to be an excellent attacking full-back, it is obvious that he still has a lot to learn about disciplined defending.

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Salman Shaikh
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