England vs France result, final score and reaction from quarter-final – Kane penalty miss as England crash out

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England fans react to Harry Kane’s two penalties against France

England play France in a huge World Cup quarter-final in Qatar. The Three Lions face their toughest test of the tournament so far against the defending champions France after topping Group B and defeating Senegal in the last 16 to reach this stage.

Gareth Southgate has named an unchanged team for England’s first-ever match against France in the knockout stages of a major international tournament, which sees Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden retain their places in a 4-3-3 system.

The England manager has urged his team to be bold and attack France, who have in Kylian Mbappe this World Cup’s leading goalscorer and perhaps the most dangerous forward in football.

England reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia in 2018 but Southgate believes his team are better prepared for success now than four years ago. With millions around the country set to tune in, this could be the night that makes or breaks those hopes.

Relive all the action from England vs France in our live blog below:


England out of World Cup after defeat to France in quarter-final

Harry Kane’s missed second-half penalty proved fatal as the defending champions instead advance where they will now play Morocco for a place in Sunday’s final.

The England skipper had earlier scored from the spot past Tottenham teammate Hugo Lloris after Aurelien Tchouameni had opening the scoring from long range.

Les Bleus’ record goalscorer Olivier Giroud headed in to restore their lead before Kane sent a second effort from 12 yards high and wide to seal their exit.

Michael Jones10 December 2022 21:06


FT England 1-2 France

Contrasting emotions for France and England.



Michael Jones10 December 2022 21:03


Full-time: England 1-2 France

90+11 mins: Rashford takes the free kick and blitzes the shot onto the top of the net! It was close but not close enough.

The whistle goes and England are out. France have beaten them. Harry Kane looks shellshocked, he’ll be taking this defeat the hardest.

Michael Jones10 December 2022 21:02


England 1-2 France

90+9 mins: Harry Maguire is brought down on the edge of the box with seconds left to play. Will Marcus Rashford go for goal from here? It’s England’s last chance to stay in the World Cup.

Michael Jones10 December 2022 20:59


England 1-2 France

90+7 mins: John Stones has gone over on his ankle after beating Olivier Giroud to an aerial ball. He needs treatment from the medical team as Jack Grealish prepares to come on.

Stones is okay as he jogs off the pitch. Grealish replaces him though with around two minutes to play.

Michael Jones10 December 2022 20:57


England 1-2 France

90+6 mins: England are persisting with crosses into the box but the last two have come too close to Hugo Lloris who has plucked both out of the air.

Time is running out for England, can they fashion one more good chance on goal?

Michael Jones10 December 2022 20:55


England 1-2 France

90+3 mins: England defend well and sweep up the pitch with Kane shifting the ball out to Shaw on the left wing. He lifts a cross into the box which Lloris tips behind for a corner.

Shaw then swings in the corner ball but Upamecano is up highest to nod it clear.

Michael Jones10 December 2022 20:52


England 1-2 France

90 mins: There are eight minutes at the end of this game to play. Eight minutes for England to rescue their World Cup campaign. Can they do it?

Michael Jones10 December 2022 20:51


England 1-2 France

88 mins: Mount is taken out over on the right side by Rabiot who protests his innocence to the referee. Mount floats the set piece into the box and picks out Maguire who nods the ball down.

Bellingham tries to recover it but Giroud beats him to the ball and clears the danger for France.

Michael Jones10 December 2022 20:48


England 1-2 France

86 mins: Phil Foden is off for England with Marcus Rashford introduced. There is still time for England to equalise but they’ll need to give it everything.

Bellingham is punished for a sliding tackle on Jules Kounde even though he won the ball.

Michael Jones10 December 2022 20:45

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