England trails 1-0 in its World Cup quarterfinal towards France after a shocking strike by Aurelien Tchouameni.
France knocked the ball round within the England half earlier than teeing up Tchouameni, who unleashed a cannon from long-range.
It was the primary objective England has conceded from outdoors of the field for the reason that 2014 World Cup and was France’s first from that distance on this match.
However England gamers had been up in arms after believing Bukayo Saka was fouled within the lead-up to the objective.
The complaints stored coming when Harry Kane went down within the field.
It seemed to be a slipshod problem by Dayot Upamencano, who tugged Kane again earlier than their legs tangled.
However after an extended look it was dominated no penalty.
England and France named unchanged beginning line-ups for the showdown at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha.
Holders France are captained by Hugo Lloris because the goalkeeper wins a file 143rd cap and overtakes Lilian Thuram, who had made probably the most appearances for Les Bleus earlier than this World Cup.
Kylian Mbappe, who’s the match’s main scorer with 5 objectives, began on the left of the French assault up towards Kyle Walker, who performs at right-back for England.
Gareth Southgate, the England supervisor, resisted the temptation to change to a again 5 to fight Mbappe and despatched out the identical workforce as that which began the 3-0 win over Senegal within the final 16.
Raheem Sterling is among the many substitutes, having rejoined Southgate’s squad after returning to England following a theft at his dwelling.
It’s the first ever assembly of the nations in a significant match knockout sport, with their final aggressive encounter coming within the group stage of Euro 2012.
The winners will play Morocco within the semi-finals in Al Khor on Wednesday.
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