England vs France Match Details
Match: England vs France: Quarter Final |Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup
Date: 11th December 2022
Time: 1.00 AM (GMT+6), 12.30 AM(GMT+5.5)
Venue: Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar
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FIFA ranking: England(5) vs France(4)
England vs France will face each other in the round of 16 matches in World Cup football, popularly known as The Greatest Show on Earth.
In the World Cup qualifying round, UK got 8 wins out of their 10 matches and 2 matches were drawn. They haven’t tasted defeat in the qualifier round and secured 26 points. England is 5th in the world rankings. England was the top team of group UEFA ‘I’.
Britain have won 17, lost nine of their 31 gatherings with France across all rivalries. France are one of the hot favorites of the tournament and the reigning champions. This time they are also one of the contenders for the title.
France fell behind early in the opening match against Australia but cruised to an easy 4-1 win. The French team has earned the last FIFA champion.The world cup ticket was earned easily by the French team. But considering the current form and strength of the team, the match is going to be an acid test for England against France.
The French team is one of the hot candidates of the tournament and the reigning champions. This time they are also one of the contenders for the title. The France team got a ticket by defeating Finland 2-0.They performed fantastically in the qualifying round (France 1:1 Ukraine, Bosnia 0-1 France, Kazakhstan 0- 2 France, France 1-1 Bosnia, France 2-0 Finland). The top scorers are Karim benzema (3 Goals), Kylian (5 goals),Ousmane (1 goal) Anthony Martial (1 goal), Adrien(1 goal). France the defending champions have to make it without the key players like Karim Benzema on top of Paul pogba, N’Golo Kante and Christopher Nkunke.
England vs France Key Points
The English team, 1966 World Cup Champion, is desperate to do well in this world cup. They tried hard in the previous tournaments to clinch the trophy. But eventually failed. In the 2018 World Cup, the UK team lost to Croatia in the Semi-finals and with that their long-awaited dream was broken. In the 2020 Euro The UK team, once again went home empty handed. Though went very close to the trophy. In the final the English team lost to Italy in the tiebreaker.
The UK team have become one of the top contenders to win the World Cup after their heavenly 6-2 triumph against Iran and ought to have the option to top their group. The Three Lions need one more triumph to guarantee themselves a spot in the take out stages and should be at their best against.
Britain have a decent record against France and have won 17 out of the 31 matches played between the two groups, with France winning only nine of these games.
Mbappe(Paris Saint-Germin forward) is the main strength of the France team. After falling behind by one goal in the first match, France turned around relying on Forward Mbappe. Giroud & Dembele were Mbappe’s partners in their dream journey. The spotlight will be onGiroud & Dembele in this match as well. The French team could have an easy win if they can perform.
France is severely attacked by injury. They lost many of the big names. Karim Benzema was ruled out due to injury. Though they expected that he could be ok in the end.
Deschamps declared that he would replace Benzema.Olivier Giroud, KylianMbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele can be seen in the attacking in Benzema’s absence.
England vs France have met 31 times until now. England won 17 matches with 9 lost matches.
England vs France Team News
England and Man.City right-back Kyle Walker may play in this match. But Kyle(Manchester city Right-back) has already admitted that after recovering from the groin surgery, he didn’t get enough time to be prepared. James Maddison(midfielder) also missed training to avoid injury problems. He will join the team tomorrow.
England vs France Squad
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale.
Defenders: Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire, Eric Dier,Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Coady, Ben White, John Stones,Luke Shaw.
Midfielders: Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, Jordan Henderson,Conor Gallagher, Mason Mount, James Maddison, Jude Bellingham.
Forwards: Harry Kane(C), Callum Wilson, Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Jack Grealish.
Goalkeeper: Hugo L loris, Steve Mandanda, Alphonse Areola
Defender: Benjamin Pavard, Axel Disasi, Raphael Varane, Jules Kounde, Youssouf Fofana, William Saliba, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez, Theo Hernandez,Ibrahima Konate, Raphael Varane, Jules Kounde, Youssouf Fofana, William Saliba
Midfielder: Matteo Guendouzi, Jordan Veretout, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, Adrien Rabiot
Forward: Antoine Griezmann, Randal Kolo Muani, Karim Benzema, Kingsley Coman, Marcus Thuram, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele
England vs France Prediction
Scorecard: England 1: 2 France
The UK team have won three & lost three matches in their last ten matches considering all competitions.
On the other hand, England drew four matches, won seven matches, and lost two games in their last thirteen matches in all competitions. Considering the statistics, it may seem that the France team is clearly ahead. But the UK is not a weak team. In their day they can change the equation.