England crash out of the World Cup in Qatar after suffering a 2-1 quarter-final defeat to France; Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the pitch in tears as Portugal are beaten by a history-making Morocco side.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fulfilling an earlier promise to France’s Emmanuel Macron, and wishing France luck in the next round of the World Cup.
Tomorrow’s papers feature England’s defeat at the hands of France.
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There were tears from England fans this evening.
Speaking to ITV after the match, Southgate remained vague about his future with the England squad.
When asked if he would stay on as manager, he said: “After every tournament, we’ve sat down and reviewed and reflected.
“So we need a bit of time to make sure everyone makes the right decisions.”
He is officially contracted until 2024.
Addressing a question about the performance of the referee, he said: “Pointless me going into that. I’d rather talk about our players. Congratulations to France. They know they’ve been in a hell of a game. I don’t think we could have done any more.”
He also refused to condemn captain Harry Kane for his missed penalty.
“For me, we win and lose as a team,” he said.
“We let two [goals] in and missed chances. Harry [Kane] has been incredible for us. So reliable. We wouldn’t be here if not for the goals he’s scored for us.
● England scored 13 goals at the 2022 World Cup, the highest number of goals they’ve ever scored in a single major tournament (World Cup and European Championship).
● Harry Kane scored his 53rd goal for England in all competitions, making him the joint-highest goalscorer in the history of the English men’s side (level with Wayne Rooney).
● Kane’s leveller for England was his fourth penalty goal at the World Cup – no player has scored more from the spot in the history of the competition. However, he also became the first player to both score and miss a penalty in a World Cup match since Michal Bilek for Czechoslovakia against USA in 1990.
● England have lost all three of their World Cup matches against reigning champions, with all three coming in the quarter-final stage of the competition (2-4 vs Uruguay in 1954, 1-3 vs Brazil in 1962 and 1-2 vs France tonight).
England has said it is “heartbroken” but added that it “wasn’t meant to be”.
The Prince of Wales has sent his condolences to the team following their defeat.
Despite being “absolutely gutted” at the result, former England player Wayne Rooney has congratulated Kane for equalling his goal-scoring record.
Sir Geoff Hurst – who was on the winning team for England’s 1966 victory – has tweeted that he is proud of every single player on tonight’s team.
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