After missing a World Cup penalty, Jordan Pickford showed Harry Kane a respectable gesture.


After missing a World Cup penalty, Jordan Pickford showed Harry Kane a respectable gesture. Harry Kane was in tears after missing a last-second penalty against France, and Jordan Pickford begged television cameras to stop filming him.

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As a result of Kane’s missed penalty attempt, Didier Deschamps’ team defeated England 2-1 and moved on to the World Cup semifinals. The defending champions, who had taken the lead through Aurelien Tchouameni in the 17th minute, scored a late winner thanks to Olivier Giroud’s header. Early in the second half, Kane’s penalty kick brought the score back to par.

After the game’s conclusion, Kane was sobbing on the field and surrounded by his England teammates after putting a second penalty attempt over the crossbar.

Kane was comforted by teammates when Pickford, standing next to Kieran Trippier, strode forward and kindly ushered cameramen away from Kane. Before the feed’s images cut away to concentrate on other players, Pickford continued to reason with the camera operators.

After Kane’s last-second miss, England was unable to muster a response. The Three Lions captain tied Wayne Rooney’s all-time international goalscoring record with his first penalty kick. However, that was little solace for the striker, who accepted “responsibility” for England’s World Cup elimination.

When asked about his pair of penalties, Kane said to ITV, “I’m always someone who prepares. Whether I get one sentence in a game or two penalties, I always know what I want to do. So, yeah, I can’t blame my planning or anything else; it was just the execution that night. The first one was excellent, but I didn’t quite hit it as hard as I had hoped with the second one. I’ll have to take that on the chin, which will undoubtedly hurt. The fact that we believed in what we were trying to accomplish throughout the game will hurt, but as captain, I’ll take it. I am incredibly proud of the boys.

“Since the World Cup only occurs every four years, we won’t have another chance until 2017. Although the wait is long, I must admit that I am proud of the boys. We had a fantastic World Cup and camp, and as I said, it came down to a minor detail for which I will take responsibility.”