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England vs France, World Cup: Final Score 1-2, Les Bleus win thrilling quarterfinal, advance to semi-finals

Join us as Ousmane Dembélé and Jules Kounde look for a spot in the semis against the Three Lions!

England v France: Quarter Final - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

FULL-TIME, England 1-2 France: A brilliant quarterfinal between two European giants goes the way of the world champs, who had to survive some real English pressure throughout the night but were clinical when it counted and found a way to win. Jules Kounde and Ousmane Dembélé are moving on, and a fascinating semi-final against Morocco awaits.

84’ PENALTY MISSED! Kane steps up for his second spot kick but sends it well over the bar!

82’ PENALTY TO ENGLAND! Théo Hernandez pushes Mason Mount in the back inside the box and the referee points to the spot after a VAR check!

GOAL!!! England 1-2 France (Giroud 78’): FRANCE ARE BACK IN FRONT!!! Olivier Giroud scores another huge goal in this World Cup as a cross from Griezmann finds him in the box and the striker heads it home!

GOAL!!! England 1-1 France (Kane pen 54’): ENGLAND EQUALIZE! Captain Harry Kane steps up and fires it past his Tottenham teammate Lloris and England are back in it!

52’ PENALTY TO ENGLAND! Tchouaméni brings down Saka inside the box and the referee points to the spot!

SECOND HALF KICKOFF! England 0-1 France: Back underway in Al Khor!

HALFTIME, England 0-1 France: England responded well to going behind and Hugo Lloris was called upon a few times, but the French are still ahead at the break. Second half should be fun.

GOAL!!! England 0-1 France (Tchouaméni 17’): FRANCE TAKE THE LEAD! Les Bleus have dominated the start of this one and take a deserved early lead as Griezmann sets up Tchouaméni who fires a gorgeous strike from distance and finds the bottom corner!

KICKOFF! England 0-0 France: And we’re underway in Al Khor!

THE 2022 WORLD CUP QUARTERFINALS CONCLUDE TODAY!!! After two incredible matches on Friday it is time to find out the second semi-final, and the winner of Morocco vs Portugal in Doha will meet the winner of this match, which promises all kinds of fireworks.

The marquee clash of the tournament so far takes place at the Al Bayt Stadium when England meet France in the last of the quarterfinal matchups. These two European giants cruised through their respective Round of 16 games, with England scoring three past Senegal while France dominated Poland thanks to another Kylian Mbappé masterpiece.

Mbappé is getting big help too, with Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembélé playing very well on the other wing and Jules Kounde dominating the right side of the French defense. Olivier Giroud is shining as well, and former Blaugrana Antoine Griezmann continues to impact big games for Les Bleus.

France may be the favorites, but England have gotten stronger with every match and come into this one confident in their ability to defend well, frustrate the French attack and use their attacking talent to pull off the upset and reach a second consecutive World Cup semi-final.

This should be all kinds of fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all of it. Vamos!

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Starting XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Henderson, Rice, Bellingham; Saka, Kane, Foden (4-3-3)

Substitutes: Pope (GK), Ramsdale (GK), Dier, Coady, Trippier, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Gallagher, Mount, Maddison, Grealish, Sterling, Rashford, Wilson


Starting XI: Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, T. Hernandez; Tchouaméni, Rabiot; Dembélé, Griezmann, Mbappé; Giroud (4-2-3-1)

Substitutes: Mandanda (GK), Areola (GK), Saliba, Konaté, Pavard, Disasi, Fofana, Veretout, Guendouzi, Camavinga, Coman, Thuram, Muani


Competition/Round: 2022 FIFA World Cup, Quarterfinals, Match 4

Date/Time: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10pm local time, 2pm ET, 11am PT (USA), 8pm WAT (Nigeria), 12.30am IST (India, Sunday)

Venue: Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

Referee: Wilton Sampaio (BRA)


On TV: FOX (USA), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), others

Online: FOX Sports App, Sling TV (USA), others

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