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France fans devastated after last-16 knockout

France fans watching the Euro last 16 in a bar in Paris could hardly believe their eyes when Switzerland’s Yann Sommer saved France striker Kylian Mbappe’s penalty to secure a 5-4 shootout win over the world champions following a thrilling 3-3 draw after extra time on Monday (June 28). 

People were left with their mouths open, some even cried. 

“It is disappointing. It is true. It is hard. It is very hard,” said Victoria, who cried as she realised her team was out of the tournament. 

“Losing in the knockout stages … They won in 1998 and 2000,” said Yvan, a Croat who lives in Paris, said, referring to the first breath-taking fixture of the day between Croatia and Spain, which ended in a 5-3 for Spain.

“I am very disappointed,” he added. 

It was Switzerland’s first knockout stage victory at a tournament since 1938 and the first time they have made the last eight since the 1954 World Cup which they hosted. They will next face Spain on Friday in St Petersburg.

The result means France coach Didier Deschamps will miss out on becoming the first man to win World Cup and Euro titles both as a player and a coach.

(Production: Elena Gyldenkerne)

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