France will face England in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar. The match will take place on December 10, starting at 19:00 GMT.
World Cup 2022
At the current tournament, England did not lose – seven points at the group stage stage, where the team pleased with nine goals scored and disappointed in a duel with the USA, having played a draw (0-0).
The first match of the playoffs turned out to be difficult, in which the England team defeated the difficult Senegal (3-0). It is impossible not to note the first goal of the tournament by Harry Kane.
Such results evoke similarities with last year’s entry into the final of the European Championship. It should be noted that no one could beat the team’s 12 goals in the current tournament before the quarterfinals.
The (0-1) loss in the group stage against Tunisia showed that the reigning world champions can make mistakes, especially if the players get some more injuries.
Nevertheless, the team scored two wins and six points in three rounds, which eventually brought them to the first position in the standings.
At the stage of the 1/8 finals, France easily dealt with Poland (3-1). It is impossible not to note Mbappe’s double and his assist in the 44th minute, after which Giroud scored.
Players to watch
Kane’s goal against Senegal was his 11th in major tournament finals, putting him ahead of all other Englishmen.
Giroud will be able to strike again given that the team has won the last ten games in which the player has scored.
Head to Head
The teams first met in 1923, but this is only their third meeting at the World Cup and the first since 1982.
England have only won one of their last eight head-to-head matches, which can mean only one thing – the team is in for a serious test against France.
|England win 3.05||Draw 3.25||France win 2.55|
France under Didier Deschamps are still hopeful of retaining the title, with the manager noting that his players want to extend their stay in Qatar.
On the side of England there is a serious motivation and a fantastic selection of experienced and technical performers.
Most likely, a serious desire to break into the next stage will bring additional strength to the team. It is expected that attacking football will come to the fore today, where many goals will be scored.
Prediction for this match: England goal in the second half.
- Total over 2.5 goals.
- Kane’s goal.