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Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham left in tears after England pulled out of the World Cup after the captain’s late penalty miss against France as the Three Lions remained inconsolable on the pitch after a brave display

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Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham were left in tears as England pulled out of the World Cup after suffering further heartbreak at a major tournament.

France won 2-1 against the Three Lions to advance to the semi-finals where they will face Morocco for a place in the final next week.

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Kane was devastated after England pulled out of the World Cup

Bellingham failed to contain his emotions after France won the Three Lions 2-1

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Bellingham failed to contain his emotions after France won the Three Lions 2-1

Kane missed a late penalty that would have tied the game at 2-2

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Kane missed a late penalty that would have tied the game at 2-2

But the Blues were pushed all the way by Gareth Southgate’s side who once again exited the World Cup with a spirited and courageous display.

France took the lead through Aurelien Tchouameni in the first half, before Kane equalized from the penalty spot to become England’s joint-top scorer.

Olivier Giroud then headed in the defending champions in the 78th minute, only for England to be kicked out again moments later.

But this time Kane launched his effort over the bar in what would have made him England’s top scorer.

England failed to carve out more clean chances, with Marcus Rashford’s final free-kick just inches from tucking into the corner.

It turned out to be the last kick of the game as the England players failed to contain their emotions after the full-time whistle.

Bellingham can be proud of his performances in Qatar where he was one of the best midfielders

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Bellingham can be proud of his performances in Qatar where he was one of the best midfielders


Kieran Trippier and Jordan Pickford did their best to console Kane

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Kieran Trippier and Jordan Pickford did their best to console Kane

Skipper Kane and Bellingham were reduced to tears, while Harry Maguire, Bukayo Saka and Declan Rice walked away with their heads in their hands.

The Southgate and England substitutes tried to do their best to console the devastated Three Lions stars.

But the players didn’t have it with England now set to leave Qatar despite being the better team.

It was another tough ending for England, who were badly beaten in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals and Euro 2020 final.

West Ham star Rice was unlucky to make the losing side

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West Ham star Rice was unlucky to make the losing side

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire had another great game for England

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Manchester United defender Harry Maguire had another great game for England

Saka won the penalty for Kane's equalizer early in the second haf

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Saka won the penalty for Kane’s equalizer early in the second haf

England played well against the defending champions, but it wasn't enough

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England played well against the defending champions, but it wasn’t enough

But England can be proud of their performance – and their dazzling performances throughout the tournament.

England legend Stuart Pearce praised the Southgate side when speaking on talkSPORT commentary.

He said: “It hurts but I have to say I’m proud of this performance.”

One of the main talking points of the game was Brazilian referee Wilton Sampaio, who was accused of having a “horrible, horrible match”.

talkSPORT host Adrian Durham said: “I can’t put my hand on my chest and the referee is the reason England are out.

“But he was in absolute shock and I hope he goes home after that too.”

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