France, the current FIFA World Cup champion, will play 1966 football World Cup winner England after defeating Poland in the World Cup last-16 match at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha. By winning, France will go to the Semi-Finals, where Argentina and Croatia have already qualified.
After defeating Senegal 3-0, England, known as the “Three Lions,” advanced to the quarterfinals. With their best players, the Three Lions and Les Bleus (France’s nickname) appear to be very evenly matched, but both teams have made it clear that they are not taking this encounter lightly. Les Bleus hope to retain the victors’ crown for the second consecutive year despite The Three Lions’ claims that they will bring the World Cup “home.”
If you take the Three Lions into account, England has frequently lost in the quarterfinals. At this point in the 1954, 1962, 1970, 1986, 2002, and 2006 tournaments, they were eliminated. Their six most recent World Cup exits came from European opponents’ hands. Les Bleus, who have won the World Cup twice, have advanced to the quarterfinals in five of the previous seven tournaments. This covers each of their most recent three FIFA World Cup competitions. However, the Three Lions defeated Les Bleus in the 2002 World Cup match. Additionally, they had previously fallen to England in the competition in both 1966 and 1982.
England vs France Date, Time, and Venue
|Date||December 10, 2022|
|Time||2 pm ET / 7 pm GMT / 9 pm CAT / 12:30 am IST (Dec 11)|
|Venue||Al Bayt >Stadium|
England vs France Head-to-Head
Both European countries stake a lot of money on their star players and how well they perform in competition. Gareth Southgate, the manager of the Three Lions, wants his team to make history by becoming the first to advance to two World Cup semi-finals.
In contrast, Didier Deschamps, the manager of Les Bleus, is placing his bets on the team’s incredible coordination during this tournament in Qatar. His team has won eight out of their past ten knockout games against other UEFA nations. The naysayers still need to be silenced, though.
Bukayo Saka will unquestionably be the main player for England. It will be intriguing to keep an eye on Jude Bellingham, Harry Kane, Jordan Henderson, and Raheem Sterling. France: The Les Bleus are counting on Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappé, and Antoine Griezmann to rekindle their magic. Another important element is Ousmane Dembélé’s inclusion in the squad.
Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, and Shaw; Bellingham, Rice, and Henderson; Saka, Kane, and Foden make up the England XI (possible 4-3-3)
Lloris; Kounde; Varane; Upamecano; T. Hernandez; Tchouameni; Rabiot; Dembele; Griezmann; Mbappe; Giroud; France XI (Possible – 4-2-3-1)
England vs France Live Streaming Information:
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In the United Kingdom (UK), ITVX and STV Player are used to webcast the match between ITV1 and STV. The Sports18 network in India has the rights to broadcast World Cup matches on TV, with JioCinema offering streaming options.
England vs France Prediction
This match will be a tight race and a heart-pounding contest in light of the last two quarterfinals and the powerful teams. The likelihood that the game goes into extra time and then penalty shootouts is high.
Prediction: If no penalty shoot-outs, France 2-1 England