It took just 17 minutes for France’s high-scoring attack to strike against England in the quarterfinal in the 2022 World Cup. However, the source of the goal was unlikely. It was midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni who found the back of the net on a brilliant shot from just outside the box.
Tchouaméni with a STRIKE— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 10, 2022
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Kylian Mbappe got this thing started with a nice cut to the middle of the pitch to create some confusion on England’s back line. France then knocked the ball around a bit before finding Tchouameni in the middle of the pitch at the top of the box. England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford had no chance of stopping this one, especially given the speed at which it was hit.
France entered this match essentially even on the moneyline with England at DraftKings Sportsbook, although the defending champions were favored for much of the lead-up to this match until about 30 minutes before kickoff.