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“The world is still blue”: this is how the international press reported France’s victory over England in the World Cup in Qatar

French players celebrate the failure of Harry Kane, who wasted a penalty (Reuters / Dylan Martínez)
French players celebrate the failure of Harry Kane, who wasted a penalty (Reuters / Dylan Martínez)

France beat 2-1 England and reached the semifinals of the Qatar World Cup 2022where he will face the revelation of the contest, Morocco. The Frenchmen prevailed in a very even match and the international media pointed to him as a great candidate to retain the title, while their criticism focused on Harry Kanewho missed a penalty late on and squandered an excellent opportunity to take the match into extra time.

“Harry Pain”titled with irony the sun, who also lamented the wasted chances by the English team on the fateful Qatari night: “Everything was at stake: a World Cup semifinal against Morocco, the opportunity to dethrone champions France and the all-time goalscoring record for England”. “poor kane. He is fighting tears, which will surely come at some point tonight, ”the British outlet described the moment after the elimination. Guardianwho also maintained: “It will not be a great consolation at this time, but England have lost to a brilliant team”.

For his part, The Telegraph posted: “Kane’s missed penalty dooms England’s World Cup dreams, which end in heartbreaking defeat to reigning champions.” While Daily Mail pointed against the brazilian referee Wilton Sampaioby “make a series of dubious decisions.” In the same line, The Mirror indicated that the clash was “full of controversies” and the defeat was as “heartbreaking” as it was controversial.

“Sorry, god game”was the title with sarcasm that he chose L’Equipe. The French media, unlike others, highlighted Kane for achieving a historic record with his team: “He scored his 53rd goal with the jersey of the three lionsbecoming the top scorer for the national team, equaling Wayne Rooney”.

le parisien I speak of “a masterful feat” and stressed that “the world is still blue”: “The men of Didier Deschamps they are back in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, four years after Russia. the world He noted that now France will face “the wonderful Moroccans” for a place in the final.

For the Spanish newspaper Brandthe performance of Antoine Griezman. “The Little Prince participated in the two goals of Les Bleus in a monumental match. England, which was superior in almost the entire duel, fell after Harry Kane missed a penalty. Sports worldFor his part, he considered that “France shows that it is much more than Mbappé”, that “it was perfectly controlled by the rival”. Even so, “Deschamps’ men confirmed that they are a brave, mature and professional group”.

La Gazzetta Dello Sport rated the performance of Olivier Giroud. “The AC Milan player scored the fourth goal in four games in Qatar and this time It was more decisive than the Mbappé phenomenon”, assured the Italian media. Finally, Bildfrom Germany, mentioned that “after more than 60 years, a world champion could return to defend his title for the first time.”

The main covers after the victory of France over England

“Sorry, god game”, was the sarcastic title chosen by L’Équipe
"Harry Pain"titled The Sun ironically, alluding to the occasion that the scorer could not capitalize on
“Harry Pain”, titled The Sun ironically, alluding to the occasion that the scorer could not capitalize on
"Hopes are dashed with a crushing loss to France and the nation vents its anger against the Brazilian referee, who made a series of dubious decisions."published Daily Mail
“Hopes are dashed by a crushing defeat to France and the nation vents its anger at the Brazilian referee, who made a series of dubious decisions,” Daily Mail published.
The cover of Mundo Deportivo
The cover of Mundo Deportivo
Marca highlighted the performance of Antoine Griezmann
Marca highlighted the performance of Antoine Griezmann
"France snatches qualification from England and will face Morocco in the semifinals"
“France snatches the classification from England and will face Morocco in the semifinals”
"A missed penalty by Harry Kane condemns The Three Lions in the World Cup"
“A missed penalty by Harry Kane condemns The Three Lions in the World Cup”
"France flies with Giroud: to the semifinals with Morocco.  Harry Kane missed a penalty for England"
“France flies with Giroud: to the semifinals with Morocco. Harry Kane missed a penalty for England”
"England's next 911 drama!"
“England’s Next 911 Drama!”

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