Gareth Southgate’s squad was defeated 2-1 in the Quarter Finals, with captain Harry Kane missing a critical penalty.
Following a 2-1 loss to France, England was eliminated from the 2022 Industry Cup; here’s how the entertainment world responded. Gareth Southgate’s squad played their Quarter Final encounter in Doha, Qatar today (December 10), losing after captain Harry Kane missed a key penalty earlier in the week.
Kane converted a penalty early in the second half to tie the game at 1-1 after France’s Aurélien Tchouaméni given them an early lead, but France reclaimed the lead again 10 minutes later on an Olivier Giroud goal.
Kane then fired a second penalty over the crossbar after Mason Mount was called for a foul.
Following the setback, which sees England exit the competition and France advance to the Semi-Finals against Morocco, the music and entertainment industry has been responding online. “That’s football,” remarked Richard Osman, “sometimes it works against you.” I’m sorry for Harry. “Allez, Maroc!”
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham expressed his condolences, writing, “With a better/fairer Referee, England would have won that or at least gone to penalties.” So, no shame. We are at least as excellent as, if not better than, the expected victors. Gareth and the rest of the team deserve a lot of praise.”
The 2022 World Cup began last month, but it has been marred by allegations of corruption, as have Qatar’s views on homosexuality and the claimed deaths of thousands of migrant labourers.
Dua Lipa denied rumours that she would perform at the opening ceremony and urged Qatar to “fulfil all the human rights pledges it made when it won the right to host the World Cup,” while Rod Stewart revealed that he, too, turned down the opportunity to be a part of the celebrations for moral reasons.