After defeating England in the quarterfinals of the World Cup with a score of 2-1, France advanced to the semifinals of the competition. At the Al Bayt Stadium, the match between these two teams took place at 1.00 am on December 11 (Sunday). Due to the fact that the losing team will be knocked out of the World Cup tournament, this match was of the utmost importance for both of the teams. In order to advance to the semi-finals, one needs to win the match they are playing in. The stadium was absolutely crowded with fans of both sides, but unfortunately for England and their fans, their team was defeated in this game and is now eliminated from the FIFA World Cup 2022. On the other hand, supporters of France were overjoyed to learn that their national team had prevailed over the rivals. France’s outstanding performance in the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 has earned them a berth in the semifinals of the tournament.
This is one of the matches at the FIFA World Cup 2022 that fans are most excited to watch. Both teams gave a tremendously strong performance in this match, going head to head with one another and displaying excellent athleticism. During the course of this match, England maintained control of the ball 58% of the time, while France kept onto it 42% of the time. They completed 87% of their pass efforts, had 503 successful pass attempts, and had 5 corner kicks. England’s passing accuracy was 87%. On the other side, France had a completion rate of 377 percent, a pass accuracy of 81 percent, and two corner kicks awarded to them. This game included a significant number of infractions all throughout its duration. This match featured a total of 24 fouls, with England committing 10 and France committing 14 respectively. One yellow card was shown to England, while three yellow cards were shown to France.
England performed admirably in every facet of this game, from making passes to maintaining possession of the ball; nevertheless, they were unlucky in that they were unable to score more goals than France and consequently lost the match. Despite having quite a few opportunities to score, England was unable to do so. They had a chance to tie the game with a penalty kick in the dying minutes of the contest, but Harry Kane missed the opportunity. In football, having control of the ball and making passes was of no use until a goal was scored. It made no difference in the least whether or not someone had possession or passes. Only the squad that scores more goals than their opponent will emerge victorious. During this particular match, France had less possession of the ball and completed fewer passes than England did; however, France capitalized on every opportunity to score more goals, which allowed them to win the match. As a result of this victory, France advanced to the semifinals of the World Cup, whereas England was eliminated.
This match had a total of three goals scored, with France scoring two of those goals and England scoring one. France was the only team to score a goal in the first half, and it came within that period. An unbelievable goal was been scored by Aurelien Tchouameni 17 minutes into the game, and the audience has just witnessed it. He kicked the ball with such force and at such a high speed outside of the penalty box of England, and the ball went straight into the back of the net of England. France took a one goal lead heading into the second half of the match after scoring the game’s lone goal.
During the second half, England made numerous attempts to score goals, but they were unable to do so due to the strong defensive play of France. A foul was committed by France inside their own penalty box at the 51 minute mark of the match. The referee whistled for a foul after Aurelien Tchouameni’s kick went straight to Bukayo Saka’s foot, and he then gave England a penalty kick for their offense. Harry Kane scored the goal for England when he took the penalty kick at the 54-minute mark of the match. The score was tied 1-1 at the time the event took place.
France did not remain motionless and kept up their asttacks on the other countries. Olivier Giroud scored an outstanding goal for France with his head at the 78-minute mark of the match. The score was 2-1 at that point in time. During that time period, England found itself in a position that was quite precarious. At the 79 minute mark of the match, a player from France named Theo Hernandez pushes Mason Mount into their own goal post. The act was considered to be a foul by England, thus they demanded a referee for the game. The referee consulted the video assistant referee and determined that it was an illegal play. He gave a penalty to England, and Harry Kane took the opportunity that was presented to England. The opportunity to take the penalty was their finest chance, but Harry Kane kicked the ball so high that it went over the crossbar instead of into the goal. There is no way that England will ever have such an excellent opportunity to score. All of England’s fans were devastated following the penalty, whilst France’s followers were relieved that their team would advance to the semi-finals of the competition. France emerged victors in this match with a score of 2-1 after the end of the game.
The match between France and Morocco in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Semifinal will take place in the Al Bayt Stadium on Friday, December 16 at 1:00 am. This match will be one of the most exciting matches in this World Cup.
England vs France
|1st Half||2nd Half||Full Time|
Aurelien Tchouameni– (France) – 17’
Olivier Giroud – (France) – 78’
Harry Kane – (England) – 54’ (Penalty)