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Mbappe laughs hysterically at Kane

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French star Kylian Mbappe was pictured laughing after England captain Harry Kane fired his second penalty over the crossbar, as the reigning world champions earned a 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Qatar.

Kane had earlier brought his side level from the spot after Aurelien Tchouameni’s first half opener, equalling Wayne Rooney’s England goalscoring record in the process.

The 29-year-old was required to repeat the feat in the 84th minute when England awarded a second penalty, just minutes after Olivier Giroud had headed France back in front.

Kane faced his Tottenham team-mate Hugo Lloris for the second time in the dying minutes, but the goalkeeper was not required as the England captain sent the spot-kick over the crossbar.

The miss prompted a ruthless reaction from Mbappe, with the French superstar pictured brutally laughing on broadcast images.

Mbappe had previously suffered his own penalty heartbreak with France, after missing the decisive kick in his nation’s shock shootout defeat to Switzerland at Euro 2020.

England were left to rue the penalty miss with Gareth Southgate’s side unable to find a late equaliser.

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