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Defending champions France have knocked England out of the Earth Cup in Qatar with a 2-1 victory at Al Bayt Stadium.

France took the direct in the 17th minute when Aurelien Tchouameni’s thumping shot from outside the put up defeat English goalie Jordan Pickford.

The match remained relatively even involving the sides until eventually early in the next half, when England forward Bukayo Saka was brought down in the French box. Captain Harry Kane stepped up, and his effective conversion drew the match level in the 54th minute.

Both sides then fought tooth-and-nail to choose the lead, with many near misses, including a bar-kissing header from England centre-back again Harry Maguire.

But it was Olivier Giroud, France’s history goalscorer, who scored the decisive to target in the 78th minute to give Les Blues the lead with a header.

Kane experienced a prospect to equalise soon right after when England received a next penalty, but he blasted the ball nicely around the bar in the 84th moment.

Regardless of various other odds and a very last-instant free-kick from just outdoors the penalty area that noticed Marcus Rashford unable to change, France sent England residence vacant-handed, with the reigning champions shifting on to confront Morocco on Wednesday.