‘It’s not coming home’: England squad return to UK after World Cup dreams shattered
England go home with their World Cup 2022 dreams everywhere, after Saturday night’s 2-1 defeat at France. Harry Kane scored a penalty to equalize after Aurélien Tchouameni’s opener, but after Olivier Giroud handed Les Bleus ahead, Kane fended off his second chance from the spot to send the Three Lions crashing into the quarter-finals.
England the captain was distraught after the game and accepted responsibility for the miss, but her manager Gareth Southgate supported his striker for great performances along the way. The head coach, however, refrain from clarifying one’s own future with the team, saying that time was needed before any decisions were made.
During this time, the the referee’s performance was criticized and fans of the England team seemed to edit his Wikipedia page in response to his performance.
Follow the reaction to England’s World Cup exit and all the latest Qatar 2022 news below:
Harry Kane ‘very, very low’ after missed World Cup penalty
Harry Kane was ‘very, very low’ after missing a penalty in England’s World Cup quarter-final loss to France, but manager Gareth Southgate defended his captain and insisted that he had nothing to regret.
Kane previously scored an England equalizer from the spot, smashing the ball into the net of Tottenham team-mate Hugo Lloris to equal Wayne Rooney’s record tally of 53 England goals. But on the second request, with the score now 2-1 following Olivier Giroud’s header for France, Kane launched his effort over the crossbar and England never recovered.
Southgate revealed Kane was distraught in the locker room after the game.
Laurent OstlereDecember 11, 2022 7:10 p.m.
Who are the World Cup semi-finalists? Focus on the last four
The last four of the World Cup takes place after the celebration of France and Morocco on Saturday.
They will now face off on Wednesday night for a place in the final, a day after Argentina and Croatia met in the other semi-final.
Laurent OstlereDecember 11, 2022 6:51 p.m.
“We were confident, it’s really hard to take”
Declan Rice says he is ‘distraught’ as England truly believed it would be their year and the ‘best team lost’, while expressing the team’s wish that Gareth Southgate stay on as manager as he has created something “special” that players “love” to be involved with.
The midfielder felt Southgate had it all figured out in terms of their game plan in the 2-1 quarter-final loss to France, especially as Kylian Mbappe was so ‘silent’ and both goals were against the run of play. Rice also said England were “unhappy” with some decisions but would not comment further on the referee.
“I think you can see on my face right now that I’m distraught because we really believed this year that it could be a year,” he said.
Laurent OstlereDecember 11, 2022 6:37 p.m.
2022 World Cup quarter-finals bring shock and chaos | You ask the questions
Eight teams become four as the 2022 World Cup draws to a close.
After England’s heartbreaking loss to France, Morocco’s historic run, Brazil’s surprise defeat and the chaos that is still a Netherlands vs Argentina game, Qatar 2022 raises many questions.
Fortunately, Miguel Delaney is here to answer yours in You Ask The Questions.
Can another World Cup semi-final mean Luka Modric is considered one of the greatest? Did the referees get it right? And can Neymar still be considered a great?
2022 World Cup quarter-finals bring shock and chaos | You ask the questions
Eight teams become four as the 2022 World Cup draws to a close. After England’s heartbreaking loss to France, Morocco’s historic run, Brazil’s surprise defeat and the chaos that is still a Netherlands vs Argentina game, Qatar 2022 raises many questions. Fortunately, Miguel Delaney is here to answer yours in You Ask The Questions. Can another World Cup semi-final mean Luka Modric is considered one of the greatest? Did the referees get it right? And can Neymar still be considered a great? Find out here. Click here to subscribe to our newsletters.
Alex PattleDecember 11, 2022 6:15 p.m.
England go home – but football doesn’t come with them
The England squad returned to the UK today after their dream of winning the World Cup was shattered.
A 2-1 loss to France knocked the team out of the tournament, with a missed penalty by Harry Kane breaking hearts across the country.
Footage shows the solemn-looking England team boarding their bus at the Souk al-Wakra hotel, which has been their home throughout the tournament in Qatar.
‘It’s not coming home’: England squad return to UK as World Cup dreams shattered
The England squad return to the UK after their dream of winning the 2022 World Cup was shattered. This footage shows the solemn-looking team boarding their bus at the Souk al-Wakra hotel, which has been their home throughout the tournament. A 2-1 loss to France knocked the team out of the tournament, with a missed penalty by Harry Kane breaking hearts across the country. France will now face Morocco on December 14 in the semi-finals. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.
Alex PattleDecember 11, 2022 6:00 p.m.
How England players ranked at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
England exited the World Cup after a 2-1 quarter-final loss to defending champions France at Al Bayt Stadium on Saturday night.
Gareth SouthgateThe team could not match their run to the last four in 2018 and returned from Qatar the day after their defeat.
Here, the PA news agency assesses the performances of the squad members who helped bring England to the quarter-finals:
PA Sports StaffDecember 11, 2022 5:44 p.m.
Cristiano Ronaldo says his dream of winning the World Cup is ‘over’
Cristiano Ronaldo has said in a cryptic message on social media that his dream of winning the World Cup with Portugal is over, while stopping short before announcing his retirement from international duties.
Ronaldo, 37, left the pitch in tears after Portugal’s 1-0 loss to Morocco in the quarter-finals on Saturday.
In his first post-elimination comments, Ronaldo said on Sunday it was “time to take stock” without explicitly saying whether he wants to continue being available for Portugal.
“There is no point in reacting recklessly,” Ronaldo wrote. “I just want everyone to know that a lot has been said, a lot has been written, a lot has been speculated, but my dedication to Portugal has never wavered for a moment.
“I’ve always been just one more [Portuguese] fight for everyone’s goal. I would never turn my back on my teammates or my country. »
Alex PattleDecember 11, 2022 5:25 p.m.
Gareth Southgate ponders his England future but has ‘few regrets’ from the World Cup
England manager Gareth Southgate is pondering his future but left Qatar with few regrets following a crushing World Cup quarter-final exit at the hands of France.
The 52-year-old has a contract until the European Championship in 2024 but wants to ensure he has the energy to return and that the decision is right for the team.
“I think every time I finish these tournaments I need time to make the right decisions,” Southgate said. “Emotionally you go through so many different feelings. The energy it takes through these tournaments is enormous.
“I want to make the right decision, whatever it is for the team, for England, for the FA. I have to be sure that the decision I take is the right one.
“I think it’s right to take the time to do that because I know in the past my feelings have fluctuated immediately after tournaments.”
Alex PattleDecember 11, 2022 5:11 p.m.
World Cup: Best moments so far from Lionel Messi’s magic and shock upsets to group stage drama
Ahead of the quarter-finals, we’ve compiled our ‘best moments’ from the World Cup so far. Here are some examples…
Football Editor Miguel Delaney: Germany resist Fifa and Messi magic against Mexico
The way Germany’s admirable gesture of silence provoked angry reactions reflects a victory bigger than anything on the pitch, but it is ultimately about the pitch. There are plenty of moments, with the World Cup transcending its problematic stage as it often does, from Morocco’s rise to Richarlison’s acrobatics. In terms of historic weight and emotion, however, there was something even more transcendent about Leo Messi’s goal against Mexico. The strike itself was divine, all the more beautiful for being such a defining moment, saving Argentina after the Saudi Arabia clash and setting them on a new path – perhaps fate . Fittingly, in the moments after such an outing, Messi showed his relief in a way that was even more laden with grandeur. “Thank you, Diego.” It was a moment of private prayer, in the loudest public atmosphere.
Richard Jolly, Senior Football Correspondent: Ghana’s thrilling victory over South Korea
Ghana v South Korea might not have been on the fixture list. But, like the Cameroon-Serbia game earlier in the afternoon, it was both a great drama and a great example of what the World Cup should be, a chaotic classic played by teams from different continents. who rarely meet, in an atmosphere of mutual excitement. Ghana took the lead, South Korea mounted a fightback, the exceptional Mohammed Kudus scored the winner and Son Heung-Min ended in tears, thinking his team was out. And in the end, they made it to the last 16 and the Ghanaians didn’t.
World Cup: best moments so far
Amid controversy and ongoing human rights concerns surrounding Fifa and Qatar off the pitch, it’s been an exhilarating ride so far.
Alex PattleDecember 11, 2022 4:52 p.m.
‘It’s my fault’: Harry Kane discusses missed penalty after England’s World Cup exit
For his second penalty against France, Harry Kane appeared to enter a poker match with club team-mate Hugo Lloris after scoring his first, and it raised questions as to whether anyone else should have stepped in .
“I’m someone who prepares to take one or two penalties in the same game,” Kane said. “So I can’t blame my preparation.
“I felt as confident in the second as I did in the first, but it was 100 per cent the execution. It was my fault.
“Obviously it hurts now and it will hurt for a while, but that’s part of being the captain and the leader of the team. You have to take responsibility and I’m taking that today.
Alex PattleDecember 11, 2022 4:35 p.m.