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Olivier Giroud scores late to offer France the victory and arrange semi-final with Morocco.

France have crushed England 2-1 in a fast-paced recreation to arrange a semi-final World Cup conflict with Morocco, who sensationally beat Portugal within the different quarter-final of the day.

Aurelién Tchouameni put France forward with a blistering long-range shot within the seventeenth minute at Al Bayt Stadium on Saturday. England followers have been left significantly aggrieved after calls for 2 suspected fouls towards Bukayo Saka have been dismissed within the seconds earlier than France opened the rating.

It was a largely equally matched first half, however England started the second with renewed vigour. Saka was once more introduced down shortly after kickoff, however this time it was contained in the French field, and the referee pointed to the spot.

Captain Harry Kane blasted the penalty kick into the web previous his Tottenham team-mate Hugo Lloris to equalise within the 54th minute.

Within the 76th minute, in entrance of a 68,895-capacity crowd, Olivier Giroud discovered an enormous hole within the English defence and levelled a large left foot volley, caught safely by Pickford. However England weren’t off the hook for lengthy, and a minute later, one other cross, one other likelihood for Giroud, and France’s main goalscorer headed residence to take the lead.

England gained one other penalty when Theo Hernandez despatched Mason Mount down contained in the field, however Kane this time despatched his try properly over the bar.

France will play Morocco within the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday at Al Bayt Stadium.

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