WATCH: Kylian Mbappe’s mouthwatering pace beats Kyle Walker during England vs France FIFA World Cup 2022 quarterfinals

france star kilian mbappe England defender got the better of Kyle Walker as the two stars raced against each other fifa world cup 2022 quarter final, Walker is considered to be one of the fastest defenders of the current generation and Mbappe is also considered to be the fastest attacker in world football at the moment. However, it was once that Mbappe met Walker in the Qatar tournament.

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Strikes from Aurelien Tchoumeny and Olivier Giroud helped France enter the semi-finals of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 after beating England 2-1 at Al Khor on Sunday. In the 7th minute, star striker Kylian Mbappe created a chance for France by curling a cross into the England penalty area and Olivier Giroud attempted a Scorpion kick that failed to connect.

In the 11th minute, France had another chance to score as Giroud attempted a header, but England were out of harm’s way. France took the lead in the 17th minute as Mbappe passed the ball to Antoine Griezmann, but it was later pulled back by Aurelien Tchoumenyi. who fired the ball into the bottom left corner of the goal from around 30 yards, leaving the English goalkeeper stunned, except for Jordan Pickford.

Following this, Luke Shaw and Harry Kane attempted to score for England, but were denied by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Lloris made a brilliant save to deny Kane a close-range goal, but England were clearly looking to make a comeback. In the 25th minute, England’s Kane fell on the edge of the French box, but a VAR check ruled out a penalty as the contact was made outside the box.

Kane made another attempt at goal, but was denied once again. England began to dominate the game in terms of shots on target and ball possession, but needed an equaliser. In the 42nd minute, Griezmann was issued a yellow card for tripping Kyle Walker. Additional stoppage time of four minutes has been added. At the end of the first half, the scoreline read 1-0 in favor of France. After play resumed in the 49th minute, Mbappe was fouled and France had a chance to double their lead with a free kick, but Kane cleared the ball past Griezmann. Saka was fouled in the 52nd minute following a trip from Choumeni. England were awarded a penalty.

Harry Kane put his side in the game by converting a penalty in the 54th minute. He scored his 53rd goal for England, equaling Wayne Rooney as his team’s leading run-scorer. In the 57th minute, Mbappe beat Walker and the ball went to Ousmane Dembele, who could not connect with the delivery. England were almost threatened by the possibility of France gaining the lead, but nothing much happened.

In the 78th minute of the match, France regained their lead as Giroud beat Harry Maguire, powering a header beyond Pickford to read the scoreline as 2–1 in his favour. Griezmann’s cross was well received by Giroud. In the 83rd minute, France’s Theo Hernandez was booked for bumping into substitute Mason Mount and England were awarded a penalty.

Harry Kane had a chance to equalize but his shot went over the bar. Eight minutes of stoppage time was added after 90 minutes. At the end of stoppage time, France progressed to the semi-finals as the scoreline was 2–1 in their favour. It was another heartbreaker for England. England enjoyed total ball possession with 58 percent, compared to France’s 42 percent. England had more shots on target, eight, compared to France’s five. (With ANI inputs)

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