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Brazil, England Out of World Cup!


Five-time champion Brazil and England have been knocked out of the quarterfinals at the World Cup football (soccer) tournament in Germany.

In Frankfurt, 1998 champions France beat reigning champion Brazil, 1-0, thanks to Thierry Henry's 57th minute goal. It was the two sides' eighth meeting and France now holds the winning record with three wins, three draws and two losses.

The French will face Portugal in the semifinals Wednesday in Munich. Portugal defeated England in a penalty shoot-out at the quarterfinal match in Gelsenkirchen.

Simao Sabrosa, Helder Postiga and Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning goals for Portugal. Only Owen Hargreaves scored for England.

The two sides were scoreless after regulation and two extra time periods. England played most of the second half with 10 men after Wayne Rooney was given a red card in the 62nd minute.

The other semifinal features host country Germany taking on Italy Tuesday in Dortmund. The semifinal winners meet in the World Cup final July 9th in Berlin.

Some information provided by AP.

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