Xtra Time Web Desk: England captain Harry Kane missed a penalty as the Three Lions suffered a 1-2 loss against France in the FIFA World Cup 2022 quarter-final played at the Al Bayt stadium on Saturday night. The Tottenham striker levelled the score from the penalty spot early in the second half after Aurelien Tchouameni had fired the French ahead after 17 minutes. Olivier Giroud restored the lead in the 78th minute for Les Bleus. Didier Deschamps side will now face Morocco in the semi-final
Tchoumeni gave France the lead in the 17th minute with a stunning strike from a distance. England came close to responding minutes later, Kane forcing a fine save out of Spurs teammate Hugo Lloris, before France hacked away the loose ball after Jordan Henderson floated it to the back post.
England were awarded a penalty after Tchouameni took down Saka in the penalty are after a clumsy challenge. Kane stepped up and made no mistake, firing hard and to the left to move level with Wayne Rooney as the country’s all-time leading goalscorer on 53.
Antoine Griezmann whipped in a superb cross to Giroud who made no mistake to restore the lead for his side in the 78th minute.
There was still time for some major drama as England were awarded a second penalty after Mason Mount was bundled over by Theo Hernandez. This time though, England captain faltered when it mattered the most. His strike sailed over the cross bar, to bring widespread celebrations in the France camp.