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Mbappe apologizes for shootout miss as France crashes out

/ 03:33 PM June 29, 2021
France Kylian Mbappe looks dejected as he leaves the pitch after having his penalty saved in the shoot-out

Euro 2020 – Round of 16 – France v Switzerland – National Arena Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania – June 29, 2021 France Kylian Mbappe looks dejected as he leaves the pitch after having his penalty saved in the shoot-out. Pool via REUTERS/Franck Fife

France forward Kylian Mbappe has apologized for missing the decisive spot kick in Monday’s 5-4 shootout loss to Switzerland that saw the world champions crash out of the European Championship in the last 16.

Switzerland scored twice in the final 10 minutes in a thrilling 3-3 draw and, following a goalless extra time, prevailed in the shootout after goalkeeper Yann Sommer saved from Mbappe.

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Mbappe said France was “incredibly sad” after exiting the tournament and that his miss would keep him awake at night.

“I’m sorry about this penalty. I wanted to help the team but I failed,” Mbappe wrote on Instagram.

“It’s going to be hard to sleep after this, but unfortunately these are the ups and downs of this sport that I love so much.

“The most important (thing) will be to get back up again even stronger for future commitments. Congratulations and good luck to the Swiss team.”

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