England have been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup after losing 2-1 to France. This is how show business responded.
After beating Senegal earlier in the week, Gareth Southgate’s side played their quarter-final in Doha, Qatar tonight (December 10), losing after captain Harry Kane missed a decisive penalty.
Kane had scored from a penalty early in the second half to level the game at 1-1 after Frenchman Aurélien Tchouaméni had put his men in front, but Olivier Giroud’s goal ten minutes from time had France back on track. to start.
Kane took a second penalty over the bar after a foul on Mason Mount.
Following the defeat, which leaves England out of the competition and France in the semi-final against Morocco, the world of music and entertainment has taken to the Internet to react to the disappointing defeat.
“That’s how football is,” wrote Richard Osman, “sometimes it turns against you. I’m sorry for Harry. Allez Morocco!”
Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham also expressed his condolences: “With a better and fairer referee, England would have won or at least gone to the pins. So it’s no shame. We’re as good, if not better, than the likely winners.. Gareth and the whole team deserve praise.”
See below various reactions to the loss at the World Cup.
The 2022 World Cup kicked off last month but has been dogged by criticism of corruption, while Qatari comments on homosexuality and the alleged deaths of thousands of migrant workers have also fueled outrage.
On the eve of the start of the tournament, Dua Lipa denied rumors that she would perform at the opening ceremony, calling on Qatar to fulfill “all the human rights commitments it made when it won the right to host the World Cup.” . Rod Stewart revealed that he also turned down the opportunity to participate in the commemoration on moral grounds.
Meanwhile, Morgan Freeman has been heavily criticized for helping to officially open the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Earlier in the tournament, it was announced that England and Wales would no longer wear “OneLove” armbands during matches, designed as a sign of support for LGBT+ rights, but now FIFA is threatening teams with sanctions for wearing them. In their match against Japan, the German national team protested by wearing rainbows on their boots and training kit and covering their mouths in a team photo.