Match Today: France vs England 10-12-2022 World Cup 2022
France continues to try to buck this trend when they take on England in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup. This is a game that is highly anticipated on both sides of the English Channel and around the world.
France were impressive when they fielded a full squad of Mbappe and Giroud, scoring eight goals between them. They cut their work against an English side who have already scored 12 goals in this tournament and kept three clean sheets in a row. This may be a game that is decided by a great showing from a particular player. Will it be Mbappe or maybe Kane? France have won three of their four matches in this tournament.
They had group victories over Australia and Denmark and in the round of 16 France beat Poland. Tunisia beat France in the last group match, but the French team left its key players on the bench. France have yet to keep a clean sheet and both teams have scored in three of their four matches in Qatar.
Of the 12 matches played this year, France won six with four defeats and two draws. The loss to Tunisia is the only one they have suffered in their last 11 World Cup matches.
France vs England
England are unbeaten in this tournament with three wins over Iran, Wales and Senegal and a draw with the United States. 12 goals have been scored by them with at least three being scored in three of their four matches.
This is by far the best form England have shown in the last six months. Their Nations League campaign saw England draw three matches and lose the same amount.
Fans must be wondering where all the goals in their last five games have come from. The five played before the 3-3 draw with Germany saw England fail to score from open play. The England national team brought Raheem Sterling back to his squad, but it is unlikely that he will play a role in this match.
Declan Rice is back in training and should start this game. Callum Wilson has missed two training sessions this week but is not in contention to start the game. Kylian Mbappe also missed a training session this week, but is expected to replace him in the French starting line-up. No new infection problems have been reported.
England vs France
Both teams scored in all four of France's matches in this tournament. England have scored 15 goals in their last five matches.
Both teams have scored in three of the last four matches played between these two countries. France have kept only one clean sheet in their last 10 matches. This appears to be the match of the round in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. English hopes were not high when their team arrived in Qatar. They were relegated to the Nations League and put in some very disappointing performances.
There was a lack of goals too but that all changed in this tournament. 12 goals were scored in four matches and one of them was a goalless draw! England may be the slight underdogs in this game but they have no reason to fear their opponents. They never lost to France in the World Cup finals and beat them on their way to winning the title in 1966.
The concern English fans have is that their team will perform as well as they did against the United States. And then there France didn't have a great 2022 and had to fight to avoid relegation in the Nations League. They improved in the second half of the year and impressed in this tournament.
The loss to Tunisia, who just proved they don't have the strongest teams, can be ignored. Keeping a clean sheet is not one of their strengths. None of them have been kept in this World Cup even when playing the strongest lineup available to them