It was unbelievable, extraordinary, also desperate, and in the end, Les Bleus and their supporters have only their eyes to cry. France is the world champion in title, it was obviously among the favorites of the event, but it took a big slap, last night, and the door with, at the end of a crazy scenario against Switzerland (3-3 a.p., 4-5 at the t.a.b.).
Giving the stick to be beaten for nearly an hour against a perfectly oiled machine, the Blues have at one point reversed everything, carried by the recovered grace of several of its players, before cracking, and then being swept away after a penalty shootout.
Kylian Mbappé missed the last French attempt. The regrets will be eternal as they had managed to correct a botched first half. Switzerland will challenge Spain in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Spain – Croatia: the other craziest match of the Euro!
Spain qualified yesterday for the quarterfinals after a crazy scenario against Croatia, ended in extra time (5-3, AP). The Spaniards went through all the emotions but showed a lot of character to snatch their ticket.
In the extra time, the Spanish once again showed immense mental and athletic qualities to go ahead again (3-3 at the end of the regulation time). Two decisive passes from Olmo to Morata (4-3, 100th) and Oyarazabal (103rd) allowed Luis Enrique’s men to be safe. And for good this time.
Croatia: 3 – Spain: 5 (AP)
France: 3 – Switzerland: 3 AP (4-5)
Tuesday, June 29th (last 16)
England – Germany, Tuesday June 29 at 12:00 on beIN Sports, 18:00 on TF1
Sweden – Ukraine, Tuesday June 29 at 3pm on beIN Sports, 9pm on M6