England beat Senegal for quarter-finals against France

England beat Senegal to reach the quarter-finals against France
Senegal and England

England overcame early fears to beat Senegal 3-0 in a round of 16 match yesterday to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The result sets up a breath-taking clash with France, who had previously beaten Poland 3-1 for Gareth Southgate’s side in the first knockout encounter of the two European heavyweights at the World Cup.

Jordan Henderson and captain Harry Kane both scored just before half-time to take a 2-0 first-half lead against Senegal, who played their best at the Al Bayt Stadium.

Speedy Senegal forward Boulaye Dia, who looked dangerous in the box, closed in on the African side as he made a Jordan Pickford one-handed save after England’s defense carelessly let the ball point, after half an hour.

Henderson eased England’s tension in the 38th minute, sending the ball home after being hit by Jude Bellingham at the end of a fine pass.

Kane hit a dangerous shot past goalkeeper Edouard Mendy on the last kick of the first half, one goal away from Wayne Rooney’s England record of 53.

After half-time, Arsenal striker Bukayo Saka gave England the lead in the 57th minute, after a deft touch let Phil Foden cross the box through Mendy’s outstretched arm.

Saka’s strike brought England’s tally against Qatar to 12 – equal to the nation’s World Cup record tally of reaching the semi-finals in Russia – as the Three Lions watched. The match went like a whirlwind.

France beat Poland 3-1 in a record round of 16 match at the World Cup that saw Olivier Giroud become France’s all-time leading scorer and Kylian Mbappe scored a stunning brace.

France relentlessly attacked as they struggled to find the opener but were only able to unlock a solid Poland just before the break when Mbappe put in an accurate pass to Giroud, who edged past a struggling Szczesny.

Wojciech’s dive to score his 52nd goal for the Blues. The French defenders continued to pressurize after the break, with Giroud scoring almost a second when he swam Jules Kounde’s cross just off the post.

But Mbappe didn’t miss in the 74th minute, launching a shot from inside the box that went straight into the top corner of the goal.

Mbappe didn’t finish, adding a second goal in injury time with another player to seal the victory and bring his total for the tournament to five.

Poland have a consolation goal from Robert Lewandowski’s penalty.

France will then meet the winner of England vs Senegal, which will follow on Sunday.

Today’s Matches

Japan vs Croatia

Brazil vs Korea

Yesterday’s results

France 3-1 Poland

England 3-0 Senegal

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