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France knock England out of World Cup after missed penalty

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Kylian Mbappé and France returned to the semi-finals of the World Cup on Saturday by beating England 2-1. Olivier Giroud scored in the 78th minute at Al Bayt Stadium to keep France on course to become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to win back-to-back World Cups.

England striker Harry Kane had a chance to level the score late in the game, but sent a penalty attempt over the bar.

It was his second shot on goal of the match. He had scored earlier to make it 1-1 after Aurelien Tchouameni gave France the lead.

France will then face Morocco in the semi-finals on Wednesday. The Moroccans became the first African team to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup in beat Portugal 1-0 early in the day.

France knock England out of World Cup after Kane penalty miss
A dejected England’s Harry Maguire and England manager Gareth Southgate after losing 2-1 to France in the World Cup Quarter-Finals at Al Bayt Stadium on December 10, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar .

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