England captain Harry Kane failed to equalize for the Three Lions for the second time, blazing his penalty kick over the France goal. Theo Hernandez shoved Mason Mount in the back, but Kane was unable to convert his penalty kick..
Aurelien Tchouameni opened the scoring for Les Bleus in the 17th minute, but Harry Kane equalized with a second-half penalty. With a powerful header, Olivier Giroud restored France’s lead before Kane missed his second penalty of the game.
Fans have been left perplexed by the lack of referee and VAR decisions in the match, with Bukayo Saka being ‘kicked off the park.
Kylian Mbappe, France’s main attacking threat, has been relatively quiet throughout the match, but his reaction to Kane’s miss has sparked outrage on social media..
Mbappe was seen celebrating after Kane missed his penalty in the 84th minute, as his country was let off the hook. Throughout the match, there was a lot of speculation about how England would deal with the threat posed by the Paris Saint-Germain superstar.
Mbappe's reaction to Harry Kane's miss: pic.twitter.com/KEwSJNPfZA
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Mbappe was unable to add to his World Cup goal tally against England, but he was pleased that his country avoided a major setback on their way to the semi-finals. England’s World Cup campaign in Qatar has ended in heartbreaking fashion..
After leading the Three Lions to the Euro 2020 final, Gareth Southgate was unable to lead his team to another World Cup semi-final appearance. England players will now return to their clubs ahead of the return to Premier League action later this month on Boxing Day..
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