World Cup champions France hope to join Italia And the Brazil As the only countries in the history of the World Cup to win back-to-back tournaments. And with Saturday’s victory, France have so far won their last 12 World Cup matches.
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6: “An all-out effort
France striker Olivier Giroud He didn’t hold back as he approached the goal early on in this goal.
11 ‘: A huge time saver
And Giroud made another attempt minutes later, this time with a header, but the England goalkeeper saved it Jordan Pickford.
17′: Beautiful strike
Midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni He was the star of the show early on, starting the scoring with a goal for France.
France’s Orlin Chaumeny scores against England on 17 minutes
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris He came up with successive saves as England knocked defender-first on defender Luke Shawthen captain of the England national team Harry Kane – To maintain three lions Completely off the board.
Going into Saturday’s start, Lloris has become the most capped player in the history of the France men’s national team (143).
Meanwhile, Kane was not awarded a penalty in that challenge as he played again close to the net moments later.
Kane took another shot near the half-hour mark, which was saved again by Lloris, this time into the top right corner.
Just like that, France led 1-0 at half-time, but not before Antoine Griezmann He received the first yellow card of the match in the 43rd minute.
47 ‘: heating up
Ousmane Dembele He was shown a yellow card in the first minute of the second half, but that didn’t disrupt France’s pace. Lloris continued to make one huge play after another, befriending Jude BellinghamRight outside the gate.
54 ‘: Penalty kick
Things took a turn when Bukayo Saka He drew a foul in the penalty area early in the second half. Kane took the penalty kick against him spurs Teammate Lloris in the first match they have played against each other in five and a half years.
With this goal, he tied Kane Wayne Rooney for most goals in the history of the England men’s national team, with 53 goals.
Harry Kane scores a goal against France in 52 minutes
Frenchman Giroud took the lead when it mattered most, connecting with a header late in the second half to give France a 2-1 lead.
Olivier Giroud scores against England on 78 minutes
80′: What could have been
England were awarded a second penalty, this time after the VAR review, and Theo Hernandez He received a yellow card late.
Kane took his second penalty shot against teammate Lloris, but missed the net this time.
In this way, France stayed 2-1 ahead.
90′ + 11′: All the way to the wire
It all goes back to England Marcus Rashfordwho had just entered the game in the 85th minute. He won a free kick in the last minute of Saturday’s game, but his shot was a little too high and just wide of the net.
In doing so, France went on to win and became the first champions to qualify for the semifinals since Brazil did so in 1962 on their way to back-to-back titles.
Before the match:
Saturday’s match was the third World Cup encounter between these two nations, with England winning the previous two in 1966 and 1982.
However, France has only lost one of their past eight encounters with England – a friendly match in November 2015.
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