A “Crunch” to conclude the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup. More than ten years after their last confrontation in official competition, during the Euro 2012, France and England meet this Saturday evening (20h) for a duel at the top. What’s at stake? A place in the last four of this Qatari World Cup.
Reigning world champions, at least quarter-finalists at each World Cup under Didier Deschamps, Les Bleus still believe in their dream of hanging a third star on their shirt. And achieve the incredible feat of retaining their title, more than fifty years after Brazil, the last nation to have achieved it. After defeating Poland thanks to a great Kylian Mbappé, Deschamps’ men will have their teeth into one of their best enemies.
The Three Lions, who beat Senegal without shaking, have the potential to cause problems for the French team. Led by Harry Kane and youth all fire, all flame symbolized by a Jude Bellingham of gala and courted by the PSG, England has weapons to be put forward.
Weapons that may correspond to the weak points of the Blues on the sides of the defense, while Kyle Walker is presented as the player who can stop Mbappé. The match promises to be intense and undecided. In the end, a ticket to face Morocco or Portugal, while Argentina and Croatia will face each other in the other semi-final.
BROADCASTING ENGLAND – FRANCE: ON WHICH TV CHANNELS TO WATCH THE MATCH?
The match will be broadcast live on TF1 and beIN SPORTS. The match will also be available live with commentary on Eurosport.
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SCHEDULE ENGLAND – FRANCE: WHAT TIME TO WATCH THE MATCH?
The quarter-final match between England and France will kick off on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 8:00 pm (French time) at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al-Khor. Les Bleus have never played there before, while the Three Lions have played a group match and their round of 16 match there.
THE PROBABLE COMPOSITIONS OF ENGLAND – FRANCE
Except for a huge surprise, Didier Deschamps should align the eleven men who started the convincing matches against Denmark and Poland. Despite an absence from the collective training on Tuesday, Kylian Mbappé should hold his place.
The probable composition of France: Lloris – Koundé, Varane, Upamecano, T. Hernandez – Rabiot, Tchouaméni, Griezmann – Dembélé, Giroud, Mbappé
With an XXL squad, Gareth Southgate should also rely on the same men who beat Senegal in the last 16. Raheem Sterling’s presence remains uncertain, however, especially after his family was robbed in London last weekend.
England’s likely line-up: Pickford – Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw – Henderson, Rice, Bellingham – Saka, Kane, Foden (or Mount)
FRANCE’S ROUTE TO THE 2022 WORLD CUP
1st round: France 4-1 Australia – Game Summary
1st round: France 2-1 Denmark – Game Summary
1st round: Tunisia 1-0 France – Match summary
Round 8: France 3-1 Poland – Game Summary
THE COURSE OF ENGLAND AT THE WORLD CUP 2022
1st round: England 6-2 Iran – The match summary
1st round: England 0-0 United States – Game Summary
1st round: Wales 0-3 England – Match report
Round 8: England 3-0 Senegal – Game Summary