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What TV channel is England v France on? How to live stream and where to watch the 2022 World Cup quarter-final clash

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England and France will face off this weekend for a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup.

The Three Lions comfortably beat Senegal 3-0 in the round of 16, while Les Bleus beat Poland 3-1 to stage a mouth-watering quarter-final.

Harry Kane scored his first goal in the 2022 World Cup against the Teranga Lions

Kylian Mbappe has five goals at this World Cup, so England will have to find a way to stop him

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Kylian Mbappe has five goals at this World Cup, so England will have to find a way to stop him

The reigning world champions have an in-form Kylian Mbappe by their side and are determined to win back-to-back World Cup titles.

But Gareth Southgate’s side are playing with great confidence, so they will feel they can continue their run and make it to the last four at the expense of France.

England v France: How to watch on TV

This quarter-final match kicks off at 7 p.m. UK time (10 p.m. local time) on Saturday, December 10.

It is shown on ITVOne from 18h.

It will stream for free and you can also stream it live for free on ITVX.

ITV also played the England v Senegal game as they have the first choice in the Round of 16 and Quarter-Finals.

But the BBC will show the action live if England qualify for the semi-finals.

England v France: how to listen on the radio

Full coverage from Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 6pm.

Adrian Durham will be your host along with Jim Proudfoot and Stuart Pearce for commentary.

talkSPORT.com will also have a live action blog.

talkSPORT World Cup 2022 coverage

talkSPORT brings you comprehensive coverage of the 2022 World Cup.

We broadcast all 64 matches of the tournament live, with over 600 hours of coverage on our network.

You can tune into talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 via our free online streaming service at talkSPORT.com.

talkSPORT is widely available across the UK via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

You can also download the talkSPORT app or ask your smart speaker to play talkSPORT.

England v France: Squad rosters and news

England are set to be without two of their original 26 players.

Ben White returned home last week for personal reasons, and Raheem Sterling also left the team to return to England after his house was burgled.

Meanwhile, France are without Lucas Hernandez and Karim Benzema from their original team through injury.

But they have a fully fit squad apart from that, so they could name an XI unchanged from the one who beat Poland.

England

  • Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Newcastle United), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)
  • Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Coady (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United) , Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ben White (Arsenal)
  • Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City), Declan Rice (West Ham United), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea)
  • Forwards: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Newcastle United), James Maddison (Leicester City)

France

  • Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (West Ham United), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Stade Rennais)
  • Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Axel Disasi (AS Monaco), Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool), Jules Kounde (Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), William Saliba (Arsenal), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich), Raphael Varane (Manchester United)
  • Midfielders Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (AS Monaco), Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Aurélien Tchouameni (Real Madrid), Jordan Veretout (Marseille)
  • Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Randal Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt), Marcus Thuram (Borussia Monchengladbach)

England vs France: what was said

Gareth Southgate relishes England’s ‘acid test’ against the defending champions.

“We have a shiny tie, don’t we?” said the England boss.

“Both quarter-finals are fabulous footballing nations, a great story, couldn’t be more exciting.

“Our track record isn’t as good as all the others, by the way, but we’re really happy.

“I have just been told that this is the first time that we have won knockout matches in three consecutive tournaments.

“It’s another piece of history that this team has managed to achieve and we have to keep trying to do that.”

Four years ago, England’s World Cup dreams were extinguished in the semi-finals with an extra-time loss to Croatia, which they followed up by reaching the European Championship final last year .

These races underscored their progress, but Southgate has always stressed the need to start beating elite nations on a regular basis if they are to become the best team in the world.

“You know, this is the litmus test for us,” Southgate added. “We know this is a step up from anything we’ve had so far.

“But the team has gained so much experience over the past few years. They play with confidence.

“We look menacing, we score goals, another clean sheet, which was really nice to see.

“So we are well placed, but we also know the level of the opposition.”



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