France beat England 2-1 in a fast-paced match to set up a semi-final World Cup clash with Morocco, who upset Portugal in the other quarter-final of the day.
Aurelien Tchouameni put France ahead with a scorching shot from long-range in the 17th minute at Al Bayt Stadium on Saturday.
Captain Harry Kane equalised with a penalty kick into the net past French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the 54th minute. It was a goal which left him equal with Wayne Rooney as the joint-highest scorer for England.
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But in the 77th minute, Oilivier Giroud headed home a cross shot to put France in the lead, keeping his country’s hopes alive of defending its World Cup title.
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England had a golden chance to equalise in the 84th minute after Theo Hernandez barged into Mason Mount inside the box, but Kane sent the ball over the bar in the penalty shot.
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