The ‘100 Year War’ unfolded on the ground. Director Didier Deschamps’ decision not to drop Olivier Giroud literally became a ‘God’s move’.
France (ranked 4th in FIFA rankings) defeated England (ranked 5th in FIFA rankings) 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup held at Altumama Stadium in Alkor, Qatar at 4:00 am (Korean time) on the 11th. won with France, who advanced to the semifinals, will face Morocco for the final.
The ‘100 Year War’ was concluded on the way to the semifinals. France sent out Giroud, Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, and Aurelien Chuameni. England went into a real fight with Phil Foden, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice.
As expected, it was intense. France took the lead in the 17th minute through Choa Meni’s golden goal. England also struck back. In the 9th minute of the second half, Kane chased after the penalty kick (PK) obtained by Saka. It was nearing the end, but both teams played the game without substitutions.
France took the lead again. After a corner kick chance in the 33rd minute of the second half, the attack continued. Griezmann, who caught the ball from the side, put a cross into the penalty box. Giroud, who was looking for an opportunity between the three English defenders, shook the net as he finished with a header. 토토
In the remaining time, England had another chance to take the penalty, but Kane, who started again as a kicker, missed and lowered his head. In the end, France beat England to advance to the semifinals. France, which broke the jinx of the winning country, is now accelerating its 3rd championship and 2nd consecutive championship. After the game, a behind-the-scenes story related to Giroud came out.
According to British ‘Talk Sports’, French expert Julien Lawrence said, “In the last game, coach Deschamps tried to replace Giroud with Marcus Thuram. After the game, coach Deschamps said, ‘I felt that way’ and said, ‘Let’s wait a little longer.’ In the end, Giroud scored, and sometimes football is amazing.”
Deschamps’ determination and perseverance led Les Bleu to victory. France will face Morocco in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Qatar World Cup held at Albaite Stadium in Alkor, Qatar at 4:00 am on the 15th and challenge to advance to the final.