At the end of a meeting with multiple suspenses this Monday, June 28, 2021, France was eliminated in the eighth of the Euro final by Switzerland on goal shots (3 goals to 3, after overtime, 4 – 5 at Tirs au But. The Bleus, world champions in 2018, are coming out the back door against determined Swiss who believed in victory until the end. Despite the starts of Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema, the French lost in the round of 16, as did Portugal, the 2018 European champion.
France is eliminated in the final 16 of the Euro 2020. This is the big news of Monday 28 June 2021. Against a Swiss team player who was able to stand up to the challenge, the Bleus were beaten on goal (5 – 4) after a crazy match (3 – 3). The French team went through all the feelings in a match that seemed to bend in a given moment.
The beginning of the match broadcast the impression of a game not controlled by the band to Didier Deschamps. In perdition in a scheme with three central defenders, unable to carry out any action worthy of its name, France found itself logically punished by Seferovic. The Benfica striker (0-1, 15′). Les Bleus ran behind the score without being able to change the game after the first period.
It was during the second half that France regained its game after the exploit of Hugo Lloris who stopped a penalty shot by Ricardo Rodriguez. Karim Benzema managed to give the advantage to the Bleus by achieving a double in 3 minutes (57th, 59th minute). France has mastered the meeting at the moment by following the occasions. In the 75th minute, Paul Pogba scored a splendid goal, a shot from a distance, in the open (3 – 1).
France thought the quarter-finals were guaranteed. But the Swiss didn’t give up. Tireless Haris Seferovic gave Switzerland hope of a new powerful head (3-2, 81st), and Mario Gravanovic put Kimpembe into the wind of a hook, before adjusting admirably Lloris (3-3, 90th). Everything had to be redone for the Blues.
At the end of the overtime, Didier Deschamps’s men were unable to regain the advantage and we had to head for the fateful shoot-out session. France had not played any more since the final of the 2006 World Cup against Italy, and it had ended badly (1-1 a.p., 3-5 in the t.a.b.). This Monday evening, alas, Mbappé succeeded Trezeguet and history repeated itself.
France was eliminated from the competition while she was favorite in the final victory. After Portugal and the Netherlands, the men of Didier Deschamps leave the Euro with many regrets no doubt.