England take on century-old rivals France in the
only all-European clash in the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 at the
Al Bayt stadium on Saturday. Defending champions France would be keen on
utilizing Kylian Mbappe’s devastating form as they seek a ticket to the last
four while England would try to hold on to their unbeaten status at the World

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England vs France: Head-to-head

·  England and France have played each other 31
times, with the British coming out on top on 17 occasions while the French won
nine and five were drawn

·  The two sides first met in 1923 in an
international friendly that the Brits won 4-1

·  The sides last fought another international
friendly in 2017 which was won by France 4-1

·  Saturday’s quarter-final will be the third
between the two sides in Olympics with England having won the previous two

·  England won 2-0 in the FIFA World Cup 1966 which
they won and later won 3-1 against the French in 1982

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England vs France: Stats

· Not much separates the two sides in terms of
rankings as the La Bleus are world number four while The Three Lions are fifth

· The sides have both been amongst few of the high
scoring teams at the FIFA World Cup 2022 with England scoring 12 goals while the French have
10 goals to their credit.

· France and England face-off in the only
all-European clash of the event with all the other three fixtures featuring two
teams from different continents

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England vs France: Predicted lineups

England’s probable 11: Harry Kane (c), Jordan
Pickford; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire; Kieran Trippier, Declan
Rice, Jude Bellingham, Luke Shaw; Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden

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probable 11: Lloris(c), Kounde, Varane,
Upamecano, T.Hernandez, Tchouameni, Rabiot, Dembele, Griezmann, Giroud, Mbappe

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England vs France: Formations

England’s expected formation: 5-3-2

France’s expected formation: