FIFA World Cup 2022: Semi-final line-ups confirmed as France beat England in remaining quarters match2 min read
FIFA World Cup 2022: The semi-final traces have been determined as France have been the ultimate crew to qualify to the subsequent stage of the event defeating England. 2 video games went to the penalties.
Doha,UPDATED: Dec 11, 2022 03:03 IST
France participant Olivier Giroud and Rafael Varane rejoice their victory over England. (Courtesy: Reuters)
By India Today Web Desk: The FIFA World Cup 2022 quarter-final spherical has come to an finish with France defeating England by two targets to at least one on Saturday night, 10 December on the Al Byat Stadium in Qatar.
Olivier Giroud and Aurelien Tchouameni strikes have despatched France to the semi-finals, within the hopes that they’ll turn out to be the primary crew since Brazil in 1958/1962 to defend the FIFA World Cup. In the opposite recreation of the night a resilient Morocco held off Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal by a single aim margin to turn out to be the first-ever nation from Africa to succeed in the semi-finals of the event.
In phrases of illustration within the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup, Europe have two international locations – France and Croatia, the winner and runner-ups of the FIFA World Cup 2018, Lionel Messi’s Argentina are set to signify South America, whereas Morocco shall be from Africa’s facet.
All matches of the quarter-finals conflict have been tightly fought, with Croatia vs Brazil and Argentina vs Netherlands going into the penalties. On the opposite hand, Morocco vs Portugal had a 1-0 outcome the place a 10-men Morocco have been capable of maintain of Cristiano Ronaldo’s facet. France defeated England 2-1 within the remaining recreation of the QF fixture.
In the semi-finals, Argentina shall be squaring off towards Croatia, whereas France shall be up towards the primary time semi-finalists.
Two superpowers of the FIFA World Cup, Brazil and England have been knocked out of the event. While Brazil’s loss shocked it is gamers, England paid the value of Harry Kane failing to transform a second-half penalty.
Questions have been raised on the refereeing requirements of the sport. While Argentina have slammed the referee for the variety of playing cards it acquired within the QF, Portugal have ripped into FIFA for being biased in direction of Lionel Messi’s crew.
The matches shall be performed on 14 and 15 December, at 12:30 AM IST.
Dec 11, 2022