aurelian tchoumeni A sweet strike put France ahead in the 17th minute, before Kane leveled the sides with a 54th-minute penalty, but Olivier Giroud Scored what proved to be the decisive header in the 78th minute.
Kane had the chance to become England’s outright record goalscorer from the spot in the 84th minute, but it was more a penalty for the Three Lions as Tottenham Hotspur The striker fired his second spot-kick over the bar.
This meant that Gareth Southgate’s team failed to reach a second World Cup semi-final in a row, while France progressed to the last four, where they would face Morocco on Wednesday.
There were calls for England’s penalty in the 25th minute Dayot Upmekano Kane tangled with him on the edge of the area, but referee Wilton Sampaio turned down those appeals after a VAR review.
After a strong start to the second half, Southgate’s side found a way back when Choumeni brought down Saka for a penalty. Kane stepped up and sent hugo loris Wrongly, equaled Wayne Rooney’s all-time England record with his 53rd international goal.
England almost took the lead for the first time in the 70th minute harry maguire The free-kick rose at the top, but his header skimmed the post with Lloris down the stretch.
France squandered a good chance of their own seven minutes later when Giroud’s volley was curled away by Pickford, but the France striker made up for him with a superb header. antoine griezmannCross to put your side forward.
It looked as though the lead would not last long when England were awarded a penalty for theo hernandezsubstitute on barge mason mount After VAR review. This time, however, Kane abandoned his attempt in uncharacteristic fashion.