The Three Lions of England received a personal message from Prince William, who expressed his gut-wrenching disappointment at the team’s World Cup exit. 

Prince William tweeted in the wake of England’s World Cup exit after their 2-1 quarterfinal loss to France. The England team lost to France 2-1 on December 10th at the Al Bayt Stadium.

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Prince William ‘gutted’ over England’s World Cup exit

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Prince William Gutted as Captain Harry Kane Missed Penalty

The 40-year-old royal, who serves as the FA’s president, has expressed his condolences to manager Gareth Southgate and his team, following the men’s national football team’s 2-1 loss to France in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

“You put so much into this tournament,” the Prince of Wales wrote in a tweet. He got quite emotional as England is out of the 2022 World Cup after the 2-1 loss to France.

Harry Kane, England’s captain, missed a penalty in the 84th minute that would have tied the game, adding insult to injury to the nation. With a beautiful strike after finding space outside the box, Aurelien Tchouameni gave the French the lead in the 17th minute. 

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Harry Kane surpassed Rooney’s away Premier League goals record in 2022 (Paul Harding)

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But England was able to overcome the reigning world champions, and Kane’s penalty kick from the spot gave the Three Lions an equalizer. With the goal, Kane matched Wayne Rooney’s Three Lions scoring record of 53 goals. However, Olivier Giroud’s goal in the 78th minute gave France the lead again.

Mason Mount was fouled in the box, rekindling hopes for England, but Kane missed his spot-kick over the crossbar. Following that, France was able to finish off the remainder of the match to advance to the semifinals against Morocco, who are the first African team to advance to the World Cup stage.

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Heartbroken fans appeared deflated after the loss, but they will have been filled with pride as Gareth Southgate’s team put on a valiant second-half performance after falling behind 1-0.

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Harry Kane England looks match

Captain Kane scored from the spot to tie the score early in the second half after Bukayo Saka was fouled, giving millions of supporters across the country hope that a comeback was on the way.

Hugo Lloris, the France goalkeeper, had to work hard as England had numerous opportunities to score, but Olivier Giroud’s goal gave France the advantage back. 

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Kane was given another opportunity from the penalty spot with seven minutes remaining after Mason Mount was fouled. Unfortunately, he could not convert it into a goal. 

Source: People

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