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World Cup 2022: Olivier Giroud's goal gives France a 2-1 quarterfinal win over England

Dec 11, 2022

France’s attempt to win back-to-back World Cups is still on after a 2-1 win over England in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Olivier Giroud put France ahead in the 78th minute when he headed the ball off Harry Maguire’s shoulder and into the back of the net. England had a chance to tie a few minutes later after Theo Hernandez bowled over Mason Mount in the penalty box.

It was a clear foul, though it wasn’t called on the field. After a video review, referee Wilton Sampaio was summoned to the monitor and granted the penalty kick. But Harry Kane — who had scored on a penalty earlier in the second half — skied his spot kick over the crossbar in the 84th minute.

France then saw out the final 16 minutes of the game as England pressed forward for the tie. England's best chance in added time came in the 100th minute on a free kick just outside the box. But Marcus Rashford's kick went just over the crossbar seconds before the final whistle.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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