DOHA, 10th December, 2022 (WAM)-- France defeated England 2-1 at Al Bayt Stadium to advance to the Qatar 2022 semi-finals against Morocco.
After Harry Kane missed a late penalty and had earlier scored from the spot to overturn Aurelien Tchouameni's brilliantly hit opener, Olivier Giroud's deflected second-half header finally proved to be the game's winning goal.
The European powerhouses' tie was highly anticipated, and the game lived up to the high expectations. Neither team was able to retain control as the momentum alternated between one direction and the other. England made a strong start before France took advantage of a brief period of pressure to cruise to the last four against Morocco on Wednesday.