An average of 20.4 million TV viewers watched England’s World Cup dream end with a defeat to defending champions France in a blockbuster quarter-final.
The World Cup match on ITV, which saw Harry Kane miss a late penalty that knocked the quarter-finals out 2-1, was the most watched show on all TV channels. this year, the broadcaster said.
ITV said the match drew the tournament’s highest average television audience, surpassing England’s round of 16 match against Senegal which was watched by an average of 18.4 million and 13.4 million worldwide. set of coverage.
An average of 20.4 million people watched the match across all viewing devices, with 15.8 million people watching the full coverage.
By comparison, England’s group stage match against the US was watched by an average of 15.1 million on ITV, with 11.9 million watching for full coverage.
Having reached the semi-finals in 2018 and finishing second at the European Championship last year, England hope to face Morocco in the semi-finals.
The match saw England fall behind Qatar for the first time ever after Aurelien Tchouameni’s early shot, only for Kane to score from the spot and equal Wayne Rooney’s all-time record of 53 goals. for the national team.
France’s all-time top goalscorer Olivier Giroud has restored the lead to the World Cup holders, which proved to be the winner after Harry Kane missed a late penalty that The quarterfinals were eliminated with a score of 2-1.
England have a long history of penalty misses that often occur in penalty shootouts, such as the Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy last summer.
Manager Gareth Southgate is under contract until the next European Championship in 2024 but has said he is weighing his future after France’s exit from the World Cup.
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