World Cup 2022 quarterfinal: England vs. France date, time, and channel

Soccer news Dec 7, 2022

After 6 o'clock in Qatar time, England's hopes and ambitions seemed to materialize. Under a growing gloom in Doha, the French team shuffled out for their training session, but KylianMbappé was noticeably absent.

Unfortunately for Gareth Southgate, his team, and a whole country back home, the French FA was eager to play down reports that Mbappé may miss Saturday's quarterfinal. They say the tournament's top player was only performing some indoor rehab work.

The rapid, frantic response to Mbappé's absence showed just how important the 23-year-old had become to the game against England and the tournament. The attacker had been the focus of questioning at an earlier news conference with both striker Olivier Giroud and assistant manager Guy Stéphan.

France's opponents will get the chills at Giroud's answer. Giroud claims that Mbappé has not even reached maximum speed even though the French forward has scored five goals in four games and is the tournament's leading scorer.

Giroud said, "He is excellent and still young, which is terrifying because he can still enhance his game." "He gets a lot done in a short amount of time. He has been essential to our success from the start of the tournament, proving to be both decisive and competitive.

When comparing all the teams I've been on, he is the finest striker I've ever played with. As for Kylian, we have not yet seen his full potential. If it happens, I hope it's soon so he can shatter every record. This man defies belief.

The Paris St. Germain striker is an "off-the-planet" talent, according to Stéphan. Stéphan said, "Kylian is setting all sorts of records." "He belongs to the upper crust. His talent and creativity on the field are out of this world. He is technically brilliant and with explosive potential. His skill is on full display in every match.

Giroud poses the greatest danger to the English defense after Mbappé. The 36-year-old became France's all-time top goal scorer in Sunday's win against Poland, and his background in the Premier League gives him added drive against defenders he knows well from his time at Arsenal and Chelsea.

And I know this squad extremely well," Giroud remarked. "Hugo [Lloris, the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper] and I were discussing this game, and we both agreed that losing against England would be particularly devastating. They have a new generation of talented players. With a large and talented roster, England can compete at any level. Alternatives are available to them.

What time does Paly England vs. France?

The match on Saturday, December 10, will be the fourth and final quarterfinal.

When does the game begin?

When: Monday, April 1, 7 pm GMT (10 pm local time and 2 pm EST).

Which channel does it air on, if any?

England's match against Senegal in the round of 16 has also been booked for broadcast on ITV. Bookmark this page now and come back on Saturday to follow along with our coverage as we provide a live blog of the game on Telegraph Sport.

To ensure their supporters get all the action, lower-tier teams are rethinking when they kick off their games because of the scheduling of the game.

A few clubs are worried that fans will only be able to go home after games that end around two hours early.

After England's quarterfinal victory over Senegal, Wimbledon said they had asked the English Football League and Swindon Town to move up Swindon's League Two visit to the County Ground.

On Monday, however, they rescinded their request, stating, "Discussions have taken place within the club and it has been felt that seeking to alter the kick-off time for Swindon may be damaging to supporters who have already purchased tickets and made travel arrangements." As before, the game will begin at 3 p.m.

According to sources from Telegraph Sport, Wimbledon's request was only one of the dozens made by clubs.

Since the start of the World Cup, most Championship clubs have been resting, but on Saturday at 3 pm, they will return to play when 25 English Football League matches get underway.

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