England’s World Cup dream was crushed by a 2-1 result to France, after Harry Kane missed his penalty chance.
France found their rhythm at the beginning of the game. They kept the ball well, and patiently tried to open up their opponents.
They caught their chance in the 17th minute with a ball from Antoine Griezmann to Aurélien Tchouaméni. He got the ball out of his feet and fired through Jude Bellingham’s leg and into the bottom-left corner.
England players were frustrated with the referee after, what they think was, a foul on Bukayo Saka. However, the referee allowed play to carry on.
After the break, The Lions made a bright start. Saka played a clever one-two with Bellingham as he cut inside and draws Tchouaméni out to him and is clipped. A penalty to England.
Harry Kane fired the ball to the left, sending Hugo Lloris the wrong way to pull England level, which is his 53rd goal for England, taking him level with Wayne Rooney as the highest scorer for the men’s side.
However, Les Bleus restore their lead in the 78th minute, with a header from Olivier Giroud who got in front of Harry Maguire.
In the 81st minute, Mason Mount got a big shove in the back from Theo Hernández to stop him from bringing the ball down. The referee gave a penalty to England after the VAR review, but Kane missed the penalty.
There was a last chance for England to level when Maguire was tripped outside the ‘D’. Marcus Rashford whipped the ball over the wall but there wasn’t enough dip on the shot. Which ended the World Cup journey of The Lions.
Worth to mention that this is the seventh time England has been eliminated from the quarter-final stages of the World Cup, more than any other stage in the history of the competition.