England vs France LIVE score, FIFA World Cup Quarterfinal: Streaming info, lineups, Qatar 2022 updates
Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the FIFA World Cup quarter-final between England and France at the Al Bayt Stadium.
23:03 – England vs France Head to Head:
Played: 31 | England: 17 | France: 9 | Draw: 5
All eyes will once again be on Kylian Mbappe as France take on England in a mouth-watering World Cup quarter-final, but the defending champions must hope their lack of options from the bench will not be exposed on Saturday.
Les Bleus, who are looking to become the first team to retain the title since Brazil in 1958-62, have been hit hard by injuries ahead of the tournament with midfielders Paul Pogba and Ngolo Kante, and forward Karim Benzema all ruled out.
Mbappe was on fire in Qatar, with five goals and two assists, while Olivier Giroud provided three goals, but they have yet to come up against a world-class side.
After wins over Australia and Denmark in their opening two games, France’s fringe players did not cover themselves in glory in a 1-0 loss to Tunisia to round out the group.
Didier Deschamps’ starting XI has some fearsome firepower up front with Mbappe, Giroud and Ousmane Dembele, while Adrien Rabiot and Aurelien Tchouameni have proved extremely reliable in midfield.
Antoine Griezmann was the perfect link between the lines.
However, France have problems at the back.
Jules Konde is not a natural right-back and left-back Theo Hernandez is more forward-minded, which could present problems if he is pinned down by England’s attacks.
Rabiot is well aware of England’s danger in wide areas, but predicted they could be more cautious than in previous games.
On the other hand, one of the strengths that has emerged throughout the tournament is England’s depth.
Manager Gareth Southgate was able to shuffle his midfield and wide forwards more than in previous tournaments and almost all of them delivered.
England’s tally of 12 goals – equaling their World Cup best from three more games in 2018 – was scored by eight players.
Harry Kane, the tournament’s top scorer in 2018, scored just one goal in Qatar but turned into a dangerous provider with three assists and looked sharp in England’s win over Senegal in the round of 16.
While the strikers grabbed the headlines, Southgate made sure to compliment his defenders after the last 16 as his side secured a third consecutive World Cup clean sheet for the first time in 20 years.
Harry Maguire and John Stones will enjoy the more traditional challenge of Giroud, but the key battle could be between one of the fastest defenders in the tournament and the fastest striker – Kyle Walker against Mbappe.
The Frenchman was in full flow in Qatar, while Walker is seemingly working his way back to sharpness after undergoing surgery on a groin injury in October.
One thing that should be a given is that England will not be overwhelmed by the occasion after their recent runs to the last four of the 2018 World Cup and final of Euro 2020.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
When will the quarter-final between England and France kick off?
The quarter-final match between England and France will kick off on December 11 at 12:30 IST.
Where will the quarter-final between England and France kick off?
The quarter-final between England and France will kick off at the Al Bayt Stadium.
Where can you watch England vs France quarter final in India?
The quarter-final match between England and France will be broadcast live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD. On Android as well as iOS, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be streamed live on JioCinema.
Where can you watch England vs France quarter final outside India?
Argentina – Live Stream: Telemundo
United States – TV: FOX, Telemundo; Live Stream: fuboTV, Fox Sports App, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Canada – TV: CTV, TSN; Live Stream: fuboTV, TSN app
United Kingdom – TV: BBC One; Live stream: BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website
Australia – TV: SBS; Live Stream: SBS On Demand
New Zealand – TV: Sky Sports; Live stream: Sky Sport
Malaysia – TV: RTM, Astro; Live Stream: Astro Go
Singapore – TV: Mediacorp Channel 5; Live Stream: StarHub TV+, IPTV, Singtel TV
Hong Kong – TV: BeIN Sports, ITV; Live stream: Now TV, ViuTV
Nigeria – SuperSport and Showmax Pro.