As it happened: England out of 2022 World Cup with France heading to the semi-finals
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 11, 2022 - 09:50AM
Harry Kane of England reacts after missing a penalty during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 quarter final match between England and France at Al Bayt Stadium on December 10, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

’s England were left heartbroken after falling to a 2-1 defeat to reigning champions France at the 2022 quarter-finals.

Aurelien Tchouameni’s stunning strike gave France the lead with England struggling to get a foot in the game with the referee making numerous questionable calls against the Three Lions.

Southgate’s side started the second-half the better team and finally got a decision their way when Harry Kane scored from the spot after Bukayo Saka was fouled.

However, Olivier Giroud managed to put Les Bleus ahead late on after outmuscling Harry Maguire to head home from a good cross, but England were handed another chance to level from the spot with just a few minutes remaining.

But the captain blazed his penalty over the bar, with the 2018 champions going on to seal their place in the semi-final against Morocco.

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