Well, the final game of England ended in defeat as the team got beaten by France in a friendly manner in Paris. Harry Kane now offered England with perfect start when he got the opportunity to turn in Ryan Bertrand’s side after the first nine minutes. However, the movement and pace of France attack was proving to be too hard to handle. And that can be seen well enough in the experimental three man defense match for manager Gareth Southgate.
It was Tom Heaton, the goalkeeper of Burnley, who played for a long 45 minutes, before he finally got replaced by Jack Butland of Stoke City. However, the former goal keeper worked hard a lot and managed to keep efforts out from OusmaneDembele and Olivier Giroud. This happened to take place first for Samuel Umtiti and DjibrilSidibe to put hosts ahead at break.
For the half time:
England came to a level after three minutes past half time. At that point of time, Kane scored a penalty spot, which followed a collision between Dele Alli and RaphealVarane. It required intervention of video assistant referee, who is none other than Marco Guido. He was known to confirm the original decision of referee Davide Massa to award some of the spot kick. That clearly results in sending Varane off, which was not quite appreciated by the France players and that of home crowd.
More from the France’s side:
France was mainly tormented and unbowed by the defense of England. France was basically inspired by Paul Pogba, Dembele and even the 19 year old striker, also known as KylianMbappe. So, it cannot be defined as a surprise, when the winner came just 12 minutes from the said time. As expected, it was Mbappe, who set Dembele up for low and powerful finish. This game was no doubt exciting and comprises of all the scenes and sceneries you have ever expected to see.
It was that night:
Well, you cannot deny that night, which was full of all sorts of emotional scenes before starting the venture out. The crowd was heard singing the hit from oasis, Don’t Look Back In Anger. If that wasn’t enough, the France fans also joined the England’s supporters, while they were signing the national anthem for those, who died in London and Manchester attacks. This was definitely an emotional game, which came up with so many thoughtful results. So, this match was rather a friendly venture and not quite a harsh competition to be precise.
No decision yet made:
When asked England’s manager for the next permanent captain, he clearly stated that he haven’t made any such decisions yet. However, other than Kane, there are no other choices to be made right now. Kane was seen to add not just two goals, but he also scored against Scotland in the qualifier round of World Cup. That took his tally to an impressive eight in the 19 appearances. So, chances of him being the next permanent captain is definitely at a high scale!