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France outlasts England as Three Lions endure more penalty heartache

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Joe Prince-Wright, Andy Edwards and Nicholas Mendola discuss what went wrong for "attack-minded" England in their 2-1 quarterfinal defeat vs. France in the 2022 World Cup.

England largely controlled tournament favorites France, out-performing the defending World Cup champions in everything but ultimately succumbing to an ages-old narrative in a 2-1 loss in the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday in Qatar.

The Three Lions are going home after Harry Kane’s first penalty attempt was good for an equalizer but his second bid went over the bar, as Antoine Griezmann set up goals from Olivier Giroud and Aurelien Tchouameni to return to the semifinals.

[ MORE: Lineup projections for England vs France ]

Didier Deschamps’ France is bidding to become a back-to-back World Cup winner, but Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions are tournament-hardened and delivered a 2.32-1.19 advantage in expected goals, a 15-8 blowout in shot attempts, and held 57 percent of the ball.

That all disintegrated when Kane failed to put the ball in the goal after getting Tottenham teammate Hugo Lloris to go the wrong way on a pair of second-half attempts from the spot as France was anything but resolved at the back in a performance that will give Morocco even more hope to reach the World Cup Final.

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Here is everything you need for England vs France.


Stars of the show

Antoine Griezmann

Olivier Giroud

Hugo Lloris

Declan Rice

Kylian Mbappe

Harry Kane

England vs France

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Aurelien Tchouameni goal video: Stunner opens the scoring

Harry Kane penalty goal video: Spurs vs Spurs for the equalizer

Olivier Giroud goal video: Antoine Griezmann sets up big man

Harry Kane goal video: Kane’s second penalty attempt flies over the bar


How to watch England vs France live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 2pm ET, Saturday, December 1Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium, Al KhorTV channels en Español: TelemundoStreaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)


Key storylines, players to watch closely

England will look to Harry Kane, while Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden get the starting spots again and Southgate has stuck with the same team which beat Senegal.

Kylian Mbappe has been borderline unstoppable and will test Harry Maguire, John Stones, and friends and Antoine Griezmann pulls the strings in behind and Aurelien Tchouameni continues to strengthen his reputation in the center of the pitch.


England quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 5
World Cup titles: 1 (1966)
World Cup appearances: 15
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from UEFA
Coach: Gareth Southgate
Key players: Harry Kane, Jude Bellingham, Jordan Pickford

France quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 4
World Cup titles: 2 (1998, 2018)
World Cup appearances: 15
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from UEFA (Won Group D)
Coach: Didier Deschamps
Key players: Kylian Mbappe, Raphael Varane, Antoine Griezmann

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