LEVERKUSEN, Germany — France beat England 4-3 on penalties in the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals today when England captain Faye White missed the decisive kick.

White’s effort – after Eugenie Le Sommer tied the scores for France – hit the crossbar to send France through to a semifinal against Brazil or the United States.

The game ended 1-1 after normal time and extra time.

Elise Bussaglia equalized in the 88th minute following Jill Scott’s 59th-minute goal for England before 26,395 fans at Bay Arena.

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