France who were widely tipped as one of the favourites to win the Euro 2020 tournament have been knocked out by the less-fancied Switzerland team.
The Swiss and Spain have thus emerged as the latest quarter finalists at the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament.
Switzerland showed great resilience against France with their 5-4 penalty win and that saw them denying the reigning World Champions a quarter final spot and by extension a shot at the ultimate title to be won July 11 at the Wembley stadium.
Haris Seferovic gave the Swiss a shock lead against France in the 15th minute and they held on through the first half.
Ten minutes into the second half, France’s bad case could have gone worse but Ricardo Rodriguez blew away the penalty kick awarded to Switzerland.
That miss proved costly as Karim Benzema, moments afterwards, popped up with two quick fire goals in the 57th and 59th minutes.
France appeared to have sealed their place in the quarter final when Paul Pogba in the 75th found the back of the net and made it 3-1.
However, the never say die attitude of the Swiss paid off as two late goals in the 81st and 90th minute saw them dragging the game into extra time.
Since the two teams could not score in both halves of extra time, the game was taken into penalty shoot out.
While Switzerland scored all their five kicks, Kylian Mbappe missed the all-important kick for France and that effectively ended their campaign.