England has impressed people with their performance in the 2022 Qatar World Cup. They will now face France in the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup. The English coach, Gareth Southgate, has admitted that France poses the most extensive test England could meet at the World Cup.
England beat Senegal in the last 16 on Sunday to reach the knockout stage for the second straight World Cup. Besides, England has only beaten France once in seven sessions since the turn of the century. On the other hand, France cantered into the final eight with a 3-1 win over Poland.
Keep reading to learn more about the big game between England and France happening at Al Bayt Stadium.
England Possible Lineup: Jordan Pickford, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kyle Walker, Luke Shaw, Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice, Jordan Henderson, Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden, Harry Kane
France Possible Lineup: Hugo Lloris, Dayot Upamecano, Raphael Varane, Jules Kounde, Theo Hernandez, Aurelien Tchouameni, Adrien Rabiot, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, Oliver Giroud
France boasts several skillful players; among them, Kylian Mbappe is doing pretty well and leads the tournament with five goals.
The match between England and France is going to be interesting. One of the winning teams will play in the semifinal of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Kickoff Time: 7 pm GMT (10 pm local time and 2 pm EST)
Date: December 10, Sunday
Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium
Location: Al Khor, Qatar
Channel: fuboTV, Peacock, Telemundo, SBS
To watch the game between England and France, you can buy tickets on many platforms, including Ticombo, Keith Prowse, Twickenham Stadium, and Viagogo.
This time, France will be a favorite for multiple reasons. 40% of football fans are on the side of France, while 31% support England. And 29% say the game will end draw and France will win the game after scoring in the extra time.
Our Prediction: England 1-2 France
As we know, England's 2022 World Cup Journey is going pretty well, but their most challenging opponent is France. They are training hard to beat their rival. This World Cup has been unpredictable as the biggest nations have lost games. So, anything can happen in the match between England and France.
It will be a heavyweight clash between England and France in the quarterfinal of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Both teams made it into the semifinal of the 2018 edition but didn't face each other.
The French team looks pretty intense. Here are the latest odds taken from online sources
Draw (after 90mins): 11/5
France win: 11/8