France reached the semi-finals, beat England 2-1 in the quarter-finals

France reached the semi-finals: beat England 2-1 in the quarter-finals, Oliver Giraud scored the decider

Dec 11, 2022 - 13:03
France reached the semi-finals, beat England 2-1 in the quarter-finals

In the FIFA World Cup 2022, France defeated England 2–1 in the quarter-final match held late on Saturday night. With the win, France advanced to the semi-finals. They will now face Morocco in the semi-finals. Aurélien Tchoumeni scored for France in the 17th minute and Olivier Giroud in the 78th minute. Harry Kane scored the only goal for England through a penalty.
The first goal of the match came in the 17th minute. The team's midfielder Aurelien Tchoumeni scored this goal. Embappé of France passes the pass to his partner Antoine Griezmann from outside the box. Griezmann took the pass and passed the ball to Aurélien Tchoumeni, running toward the box. Tchoumeni hit a powerful shot from outside the box and fired the ball into the net.
England's Bukayo Saka went to the penalty box with the ball. He was dribbling when France's Tchoumeni fouled and Saka fell. The referee awarded a penalty for a foul inside the box. England striker Harry Kane took the penalty and levelled the score at 1-1.
France scored a goal in the 78th minute through Olivier Giroud. The cross coming from the left corner was given direction by Gerood and by hitting the header, the ball was brought into the net. After Giraud's goal, the score became 2–1 and France took the lead.
England was awarded a penalty in the 80th minute, when Mason Mount, who was about to receive the ball, was pushed and brought down by French defender Theo Hernandez inside the penalty box. VAR awarded a penalty. Team captain Harry Kane took the penalty. He shot but it went over the goal post and the penalty was missed.
England hit 5 shots on goal in the first half. Whereas, France made 3 shots. France converted one of the 3 shots on goal. England kept the ball 58% of the time. Whereas France kept the ball 42% of the time. There was a close contest between the two teams in the first half. Both teams were seen trying their best to snatch the ball.
England: Jordan Pickford, Kyle Walker, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Declan Rice, Jordan Henderson, Jude Bellingham, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden.
France: Hugo Lloris, Raphael Varane, Jules Kunde, Dayat Upamecano, Theo Hernandes, Antoine Griezmann, Aurelien Tchoumeni, Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, Adrien Rabiot, Olivier Giroud.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer