Thursday, December 7, 2023

Harry Kane misses second penalty against France, shows regret on social media

England loses to France in the Quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 on December 11, 2022, after Harry Kane misses his 2nd penalty at Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar.

England and France faced each other in the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 at Al Bayt Stadium on December 11, 2022. Both teams had nearly equal chances of advancing to the next knockout round. As the rules have it, only one could make it to the semi-finals. Kane and his troops put forth a tremendous amount of effort, but it was France that moved against England’s single goal.

Harry Kane has taken responsibility for the loss while speaking about it. In all fairness, the penalty could have been missed by anyone. Everyone remained hopeful for the shot conversion because of the charisma. In the 54th minute, Harry Kane scored from the penalty spot. When he stepped up to take the second penalty in the 84th minute, fans merely expected him to possess a minimum level of confidence.

Deschamps’ men took the lead in the 78th minute, thanks to Giroud’s corner assist from Griezmann. Pickford missed the chance to push the ball away.

A chance presented itself in front of England to level the score. Kane only had to shoot the ball inside the net. The day went on to be an unfortunate one when the ball could not find a way to surpass Lloris.

The turning point never came, and England lost quarterfinals. The last time England won the FIFA World Cup was in 1966. Fans will now have to wait longer to see that moment come to life again.

Kane has taken responsibility for the loss. He said in an Instagram post that he was absolutely gutted, with no hiding from the fact that the loss hurts. Kane added that it would take some time to get over the loss. The England striker further said that it’s come down to a small detail, which I take responsibility for.

There exists a positive perspective, as Kane emphasizes in his piece. The loss provides them with an opportunity for introspection and experience, which will now be used for the next challenge with increased physical and mental strength. The next challenge here is the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship, which will begin on June 14, 2024. It will be a month-long event, concluding on July 14, 2024.

With his penalty kick in the 54th minute, Harry Kane has equaled Wayne Rooney’s record as England’s leading scorer.

France has advanced to the FIFA World Cup 2022 Semifinal round. On December 15, 2022, at 12:30 a.m. IST, Deschamps and his men will face Morocco at Al Bayt Stadium. Mbappe and Giroud have a chance to maintain their positions in the Golden Boot race. Bukayo Saka will have to attempt once more in the next FIFA World Cup.

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