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Euro 2024: Portugal kiss tournament goodbye, lose 5-4 on penalties to France

Joao Felix missed Portugal’s fourth spot kick as his shot hit the outside of the post to gift France the advantage.

France’s Theo Hernandez stepped up and converted the 5th penalty to send the Les Bleus to the semi -final of the competition.

Between the two teams, Portugal had the better chances to kill off the game but weren’t clinical enough in front of goal.

Mbappe had to be substituted in extra time after an earlier whack to his face, covered with a mask due to a broken nose, thus missing out completely in the penalty shoot out.

Bruno Fernandes and Vitinha were both denied by goalkeeper Mike Maignan before France’s Randal Kolo Muani had a shot deflected inches wide by Ruben Dias.

The results meant  France will now face Spain in the semi-finals in Munich on Tuesday.

 

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