Adrien Rabiot decided to put a pin in England’s backside after France won promotion to the semifinals of the 2022 World Cup. The 27-year-old believes the referee made a mistake at the end of the match.
The French national team faced England in the most interesting match of the 1/4 finals. Wilton Sampaio awarded the “Sons of Albion” two penalty kicks, while Harry Kane failed to use one of them. Aurelien Tchouameni and Olivier Giroud secured the advance for the current world champions.
England could have led to extra time, but Kane failed at the decisive moment – the ball after his shot landed in the stands. Adrien Rabiot was critical of the work of the Brazilian-born referee.
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– First of all, I’m not sure if there was a foul there at all. We see a lot of situations like that, and penalty kicks are not dictated then. When Kane shot through, we were happy. It was justice because that penalty kick was not due to them,” The Athletic website quotes the French midfielder’s words.
So far, France has won four of the five games at the Qatar World Cup and remains in the running for the final triumph. The next opponent of Didier Deschamps’ team will be the Moroccan national team.
– Sometimes, you need a bit of luck. We are really proud to have reached the semifinals this way,” Rabiot added.
France’s meeting with Morocco will be played this Wednesday (December 14). The first whistle will blow at 8 pm.
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