Russia-ALSHARQIYA June 29 : France, the world champion, was eliminated from the final price of the European Championship (Euro 2020) after losing on penalties to Switzerland, after an exciting match that ended in a 3-3 draw.
In St. Petersburg, Russia, Haris Seferovic scored a goal for Switzerland in the 15th minute, and the superiority continued until the end of the first half.
With the start of the second half, Ricardo Rodriguez missed a penalty kick for Switzerland, to give France a great morale boost, embodied in two goals within two minutes by Karim Benzema.
Paul Pogba doubled Switzerland's suffering with an impressive third goal from a perfect shot from outside the area of operations.
It seemed that the match was decided for the world champions, but the Swiss team returned from afar and equalized after Seferovic's goals in the 81st minute and Mario Gavranovic in the 90th minute.
The result did not change during the extra time, despite the mutual attempts of the two sides, so that the two teams ruled for a penalty shootout, which smiled at Switzerland 5-4, after Kylian Mbappe missed the last kick for France.
Switzerland beat Spain in the quarter-finals next Friday in Saint Petersburg