World Cup - Giroud scores as France beat England 2-12022-12-11 08:15
The 2022 World Cup quarter-final staged another focus of fans' attention. After defending champions France took the lead with a goal from Tchouaméni in the first half, England star Kane successfully scored in the second half. A penalty kick scored to equalize the score, but Giroud achieved a go-ahead for the team at a critical moment. In the end, the "Gallic Rooster" France defeated the "Three Lions" England 2-1 and successfully won the ticket to the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Four minutes into the game, England took the lead in organizing an offensive opportunity. Henderson passed the ball, and Foden's attack from the top of the penalty area was blocked by the French defender.
In the 11th minute, France also tried to create a goal. Dembele crossed from the right side of the penalty area. Giroud headed the goal in the small penalty area but was confiscated by England goalkeeper Pickford.
In the 17th minute, Griezmann responded and Tchouaméni shot from the top of the penalty area. The ball then flew into the net from the left side of the goal, giving France a 1-0 lead.
In addition, the 22-year-old Tchouaméni finally scored his first goal in this World Cup and the second goal in his national team career.
In the 22nd minute, Saka sent a diagonal plug from the right side of the front field. Kane shot from the small penalty area after crossing the defense but was saved by French goalkeeper Lloris. Three minutes later, Kane was knocked to the ground by Special Olympics in the penalty area, but the referee on duty did not whistle. After VAR intervened in the game, it was determined that Special Olympics' actions were not fouled.
In the 39th minute, France cooperated from the frontcourt. Theo got the ball and passed back in an inverted triangle on the left side of the penalty area. Mbappe attacked the goal in front of the small penalty area but was higher than the post.
Kane equals Rooney's record
The second half only started until the 47th minute. Foden set off a melee from the left corner kick. Luke Shaw responded. In the middle, Maguire ferried a header from the back point, but French goalkeeper Lloris quickly resolved the crisis.
In the 54th minute, Saka was tripped by Joan Ameni in the penalty area, and the referee directly awarded a penalty kick. Then Kane successfully passed the French goalkeeper when he took the penalty and shot the ball to the left of the goal, helping England equalize the score 1-1. In addition, Kane scored the second goal of this World Cup and scored 53 goals in the national team. At the same time, he tied Rooney's record and tied for the first place in the history of the team.
In the 61st minute, France organized an offensive opportunity, Mbappe passed the ball, and Dembele's attack from the right side of the top of the penalty area was blocked by England's defenders.
In the 70th minute, Kane made a free kick from the right side of the front field. Maguire tried to head the goal, but the ball flew past the post. In the 78th minute, Griezmann made a pass from the left side of the front court, and Giroud made a header from close range in the small penalty area, helping France achieve a 2-1 lead. It is worth mentioning that Giroud also scored his fourth goal in this World Cup, ranking second only to Mbappe in the scorer list.
In the 82nd minute, Theo knocked Mount down in the penalty area, and England got another penalty after VAR intervened. Then Kane kicked the ball into the stands when he took the penalty kick, so he missed a big chance to equalize the score.
In stoppage time, Rashford hit the goal with a free kick at the top of the penalty area but it was higher than the post. In the end, France defeated England 2-1 and successfully advanced to the semi-finals of this World Cup.
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