The game featuring England and France went as expected. Pure adrenaline the whole match that ended in a 2-1 win for the French. Find out what record they extended with that performance at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-finals had an outstanding match in the draw that could not be missed anywhere in the world. Sometimes these big games disappoint given how conservative teams can be, but this time both England and France put together a great show.
France have had a very good tournament so far, although they were definitely challenged in this match. They won Group D so easily that head coach Didier Deschamps even rested most of his key starters in the Game 3 loss to Tunisia. They then faced Poland, but a 3-1 win saw them move on.
They also started well on this occasion with Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni scoring from long range. Although they were pressed more than any other team by the English in the second half, they finished victorious. But there was some interesting data that could have suggested that a win would still be the result.
What World Cup record did France extend in the win vs England?
There were multiple times in the Qatar 2022 World Cup where a team recovered after being down in the scoreboard. For example, Japan did so against both Germany and Spain in the first round. Although in the case of the French, it might be impossible to get back in the game if a team falls behind.
France went to halftime with a 1-0 lead England thanks to Tchouameni’s goal. The curious fact is that they have never lost a game in the World Cup when they were ahead at that point of the match. What makes it even more surprising is the number of times this streak has stayed alive.
With the win against the English, the French have 25 victories, one tie and no losses when they lead at the half. That is definitely a surprising mark that makes them even more dangerous. Their next opponents will be Morocco in the semifinals after they eliminated Portugal.