Defending champions France have knocked England out of the World Cup in Qatar with a 2-1 victory at Al Bayt Stadium.
France took the lead within the seventeenth minute when Aurelien Tchouameni’s thumping shot from exterior the publish beat English goalie Jordan Pickford.
The match remained comparatively even between the edges till early within the second half, when England ahead Bukayo Saka was introduced down within the French field. Captain Harry Kane stepped up, and his highly effective conversion drew the sport stage within the 54th minute.
Either side then fought tooth-and-nail to take the lead, with a number of shut misses, together with a bar-kissing header from England centre-back Harry Maguire.
However it was Olivier Giroud, France’s file goalscorer, who scored the decisive to aim within the 78th minute to provide Les Blues the lead with a header.
Kane had an opportunity to equalise shortly after when England gained a second penalty, however he blasted the ball nicely over the bar within the 84th minute.
Regardless of a number of different probabilities and a last-moment free-kick from simply exterior the penalty space that noticed Marcus Rashford unable to transform, France despatched England house empty-handed, with the reigning champions transferring on to face Morocco on Wednesday.