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AL KHOR, Qatar — Harry Kane held his head in both his hands as if he were replaying the scene. the His mind replays each moment. England’s captain, the The most prolific goal-scorer in the history of the club, was given the chance to save it World Cup Campaign, and he had lost it, cruelly, and spectacularly. In that moment, all he wanted was to get his time over again. He didn’t want to, the Be done. the Only one.

In fact, it will. the Days to come, plenty of Recrimination is England Take a look at these other options the bones of Its exit. It will be of Kane will not be able to take solace in knowing that there is no other solution. the Only one focus of the He may not be able to take criticism. the The primary one. Most likely, Wilton Sampaio will be awarded this honor. the Brazilian referee.

Most of the time, however, there will be regret. France You might have entered this game as a slight favourite, but the The reigning champion was outplayed for long stretches of the game, particularly after Aurélien Tchouámeni had given Didier Deschamps’s team an early lead with a shot from distance. After That France The savoy sat back and took its luck.

This is the minimum goal. the English telling was the first injustice. Replays appeared to indicate that Bukayo Saka was in trouble the Very first of the move that led to Tchouámeni’s goal. A few minutes later, Harry Kane may have won a penalty but should have been given a free kick. England Both.

This wrong would at the very least be rectified early in the Kane converts from the second half the spot after Tchouámeni had tripped Saka. It was no less than Southgate’s team deserved; having taken the lead, France Slowly, urgency and impetus have waned making it more difficult to manage. the The light of Saka and Phil Foden.

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Then, the Wind seemed to be at England’s backs. France’s vaunted attacking line, spearheaded by Mbappé, had been peripheral to the game; the Reigning champion was being overthrown in midfield. Deschamps appeared hesitant to take back control.

Naturally, then, France Recuperated the Giroud led when he steered a fierce, whip-whipped cross from Antoine Griezmann through a disillusioned Jordan Pickford. Within little more than a minute, it seemed to have thrown its advantage away again, Theo Hernández shoving Mason Mount to the floor in the Sampaio and the penalty area the Referee awards second penalty following replay.

Kane, once in a while, took on Hugo Lloris, his Tottenham Hotspur teammate. The psychological complexity of This particular dynamic could have been a factor in Kane ballooning the Ball over the Lloris punching, bar the Air, and France Moving closer to becoming the First team to retain a team for more than 50 years the World Cup.