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World Cup 2022 - press comments on the quarter


Portugal is crying, England is whining: After the World Cup quarter-finals, the international media are feeling with Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo - and asking: What's next for the coaches? The overview.

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England's Harry Kane (right) after losing the World Cup

Photo: Paul Ellis / AFP

The semi-finalists at the World Cup in Qatar have been determined.

After Croatia against Brazil and Argentina against the Netherlands, Morocco beat Portugal and France against England.

The international media write:


»A Bola«:

»Wines, Portugal.

Tears of Portugal.

The national team is eliminated in the quarter-finals of the World Cup and Cristiano Ronaldo embodied the pain of a country that thought it could win the World Cup.”


»Sad ending.

From deep sleep to ultimate despair.«


»Portugal says goodbye to the World Cup.

Is this the end of an era in the Seleção?”

»Diário de Notícias«:

»Bye World Cup – Portugal lost 1-0 against Morocco and Ronaldo shed tears.

And now, Fernando Santos?”



»A brutal exit.

Getting out of the Three Lions feels even more painful.«

»Daily Mirror«:

»British people always have an excuse for losing the World Cup, but losing to France is no disgrace.«

»Daily Star«:

»It's not coming home.«

The Sun:

Harry's Pain.

Brave Harry Kane is fighting back tears after England are knocked out of the World Cup by France."

Daily Mail:

How could Gareth Soutgate leave this England team now?

His heart will be broken, but the Three Lions have gone from a circus act to a top footballing nation during his tenure.”


"Anyone would have bet their house and home on Harry Kane."



»The Bleus are suffering, but are in the semifinals against Morocco.

The dream goes on.

France qualified for the semi-finals thanks to a saving goal from Olivier Giroud and several saves from Hugo Lloris.«

»Le Monde«:

»In the first big test at this World Cup, the French team wins in the quarter-finals – not without suffering.

On Wednesday, France will play against Morocco for the place in the final.«



What luck.

At the end of a game that was exciting until the end, the French throw England out.

On Wednesday they meet Morocco, the biggest sensation of this World Cup.«


Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2022-12-11

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