FIFA WC 2022 | England vs France | Quarter-Finals | Preview & prediction | H2H Record | line-up
In the round of eight (quarterfinals), England will face France at Twickenham Stadium in Qatar. England won comfortably against surprise entertainer Senegal 4-0, with goals from Saka, Henderson, and Kane.
France beat Poland 3-1, courtesy of goals from Oliver Giroud and two from Kylian Mbappe.
England's and France's Head-to-Head Record
There have been only two World Cup meetings between them since 1930.
The first came in 1966 when England defeated Les Bleus 2-0 to win the Jules Rimet Trophy.
Sixteen years later, in 1982, it was the Three Lions who were victorious again, with Bryan Robson famously netting within 30 seconds in a 3-1 triumph.
England hasn't been as dominant in recent meetings, despite spending the majority of their time in international friendly matches.
There was a 2-1 defeat in 2004 and then a 1-1 draw at Euro 2012 before a 2-0 victory at Wembley in 2015.
And the latest game was a friendly last June in Paris, where England were beaten 3-2 despite Harry Kane scoring two goals.
The face-off between England vs France
|20 Jul 1966||France vs. England||W||2-0||FIFA World Cup|
|16 Jun 1982||France vs. England||W||3-1||FIFA World Cup|
|10 May 1923||France vs. England||W||1-4||International Friendly|
|17 May 1924||France vs. England||W||1-3||International Friendly|
|21 May 1925||France vs. England||W||2-3||International Friendly|
|26 May 1927||France vs. England||W||0-6||International Friendly|
|17 May 1928||France vs. England||W||1-5||International Friendly|
|09 May 1929||France vs. England||W||1-4||International Friendly|
|14 May 1931||France vs. England||L||5-2||International Friendly|
|06 Dec 1933||France vs. England||W||4-1||International Friendly|
|26 May 1938||France vs. England||W||2-4||International Friendly|
|03 May 1947||France vs. England||W||3-0||International Friendly|
|22 May 1949||France vs. England||W||1-3||International Friendly|
|03 Oct 1951||France vs. England||D||2-2||International Friendly|
|15 May 1955||France vs. England||L||1-0||International Friendly|
|27 Nov 1957||France vs. England||W||4-0||International Friendly|
|12 Mar 1969||France vs. England||W||5-0||International Friendly|
|29 Feb 1984||France vs. England||L||2-0||International Friendly|
|19 Feb 1992||France vs. England||W||2-0||International Friendly|
|10 Feb 1999||France vs. England||L||0-2||International Friendly|
|02 Sep 2000||France vs. England||D||1-1||International Friendly|
|26 Mar 2008||France vs. England||L||1-0||International Friendly|
|17 Nov 2010||France vs. England||L||1-2||International Friendly|
|17 Nov 2015||France vs. England||W||2-0||International Friendly|
|13 Jun 2017||France vs. England||L||3-2||International Friendly|
|07 Jun 1997||France vs. England||W||0-1||France Tournoi|
|03 Oct 1962||France vs. England||D||1-1||UEFA European Championship|
|27 Feb 1963||France vs. England||L||5-2||UEFA European Championship|
|14 Jun 1992||France vs. England||D||0-0||UEFA European Championship|
|13 Jun 2004||England vs France||L||2-1||UEFA European Championship|
|11 Jun 2012||England vs France||D||1-1||UEFA European Championship|
Last five meetings
- March 26, 2008, Lose 0-1 (International Friendly)
- November 17, 2010: LOST 1-2 (International Friendly).
- June 11, 2012: Draw 1-1 (Euro 2012)
- November 17, 2015: WON 2-0 (international friendly).
- On June 13, 2017, LOSS 2-3 (International Friendly)
What happened during the group stages and the Round of 16?
England won two matches and drew one. England were paired with Iran and the USA, and Gareth Bale led Wales. England won by a comfortable margin (6-2), where Saka scored two goals and his teammates Bellingham, Rashford, Sterling, and Grealish also scored. However, they drew against the USA.
In the match against Wales, the English won 3-0 with goals from Foden and a brace from Marcus Rashford. In the last round of 16, they were faced with Senegal, and they made easy work of dismantling the Senegalese. Kane, Henderson, and Saka scored to beat them by a comfortable margin (3-0).
France won two matches and lost one. France was paired with Australia, Denmark, and Tunisia. France won by a comfortable margin, with Kylian Mbappe scoring, Olivier Giroud scoring twice, and Rabiot also scoring.
They won 2-1 against Denmark, where Mbappe scored. In the last match against Tunisia, the French suffered a shock 1-0 loss at the hands of the minnows. France was paired with Poland in their last 16 round. The French beat the Poles 3-1 to advance to the last eight. Giroud scored the third goal of the World Cup, and Mbappe scored five goals in the World Cup to steer himself clear of the Golden Boot.
England vs France team news
England team news
Ben White left the England squad due to personal reasons last week. Raheem Sterling took a plane out of Qatar after his home was robbed, but he may still play a role.
Declan Rice has started every match at the World Cup but was unable to participate in a training session leading up to the knockout round due to illness. John Stones left the game against Senegal with a hamstring strain, and Callum Wilson has a muscular strain.
England's predicted lineup vs. France
England Starting 11 (4-3-3): Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Henderson, Rice, Bellingham; Saka, Kane, Foden.
Bench: Pope, Ramsdale, Coady, Dier, Alexander-Arnold, Trippier, Phillips, Gallagher, Rashford, Madison, Grealish, Mount, Wilson
France team news
There was a ray of hope from all those Three Lions fans when Kylian Mbappe missed a French training session ahead of the tie. However, the team's leading scorer and World Cup scorer is expected to be leading the pack.
France's likely lineup vs. England
France starting 11 (4-3-3): Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, Hernandez; Griezmann, Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Giroud, Mbappe.
Bench: Areola, Mandanda, Disasi, Konate, Saliba, Pavard, Veretout, Camavinga, Fofana, Guendouzi, Coman, Kolo Muani, and Thuram.
England vs France date, kickoff time, and venue
- Location: Al Khor, Qatar
- Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium
- Date: Saturday, December 10th
- Kick-off Time: 19:00 GMT/14:00 ET (11:00 PT/12:30 IST)
- Where to Watch: 1) India: Jio Cinemas or Sports 18
2) UK: BBC One and iPlayer