France overthrows England and continues its journey towards preserving the title

goals: England – France – Played on 12/10/ 2022

France set a date with the Moroccan national team in the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup, which is currently being held in Qatar, by defeating England 2-1 on Saturday evening at Al-Bayt Stadium, at the end of the quarter-finals.

Aurelien Choameni (17) and Olivier Giroud (78) scored France’s goals, while Harry Kane scored England’s only goal from a penalty kick (54).

The French national team was the best side in the first quarter of an hour of the match and threatened its opponent’s goal in the 11th minute when Antoine Griezmann lifted a medium-height cross from the right, Olivier Giroud dived in technically to follow it with his head in the hands of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

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However, the advantage of the French national team resulted in the first goal in the 17th minute, when Griezmann passed the ball to Tchoamini, who shot it from outside the penalty area, to the right of the goalkeeper.

The England national team tried to equalize the score quickly, as Yokayo Saka passed a cunning ball to captain Harry Kane, who flexibly got rid of defender Dalot Obamekano, before facing goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who saved himself in the 23rd minute.

The England national team players demanded a penalty kick in the 26th minute after Kane was fouled, but the referee ordered to continue playing after resorting to the video technology ruling.

Kane tried his luck with a shot from outside the penalty area in the 29th minute, which rebounded from a defender before Loris removed her danger, while France star Kylian Mbappe fired a shot over the go al in the 33rd minute.

England was the best party in the last quarter of an hour of the first half, without actually threatening France’s goal, and its attacks focused on the right side of Saka’s side, but France’s defense was the master of the situation until the end of the half.

The England national team seemed determined to quickly equalize the score in the second half, and Jude Bellingham fired a missile shot, which goalkeeper Loris flew over the goal in the 47th minute.

A corner kick, taken by Phil Foden, caused turmoil inside the France penalty area, to reach Declan Rice, who touched the ball to settle in the hands of the goalkeeper in the 49th minute.

The referee awarded a penalty kick to the England national team after Saka was fouled by Upamecano, and Kane successfully executed the kick, scoring the equalizer in the 54th minute.

The French almost regained their lead quickly, but goalkeeper Pickford removed the danger of midfielder Adrien Rabiot’s shot in the 55th minute.

Saka ignored France’s defense and evaded it from the middle, before hitting a weak ball, which goalkeeper Loris had no difficulty controlling in the 60th minute, and two minutes later Saka returned to his quarrels on the right side, before passing to Kane, whose attempt was saved by Loris.

England almost scored the goal in the 72nd minute, when Henderson lifted the ball from a free kick, at the head of Harry Maguire, who hit it hard and hit the post.

English left-back Luke Shaw sent a creeping cross, which was followed by Saka Light in the midst of harassment, next to the far post in the 72nd minute.

Giroud almost scored a goal for France in the 77th minute, but his distinguished attempt, following a ball sent by Osman Dembele, was ably saved by Pickford.

But Giroud compensated by scoring the second goal for France in the 78th minute when he headed in an accurate cross from his colleague Griezmann.

Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling entered the England squad, and the referee awarded a second penalty kick to England after Mont was kicked from behind, but Kane smashed the ball high above the goal.

Marcus Rashford entered the England squad in the final minutes, without anything new happening after 8 minutes of stoppage time, and a free knee by Rashford raised the goal slightly in the last exhale.

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