Jean-François Pérès (special envoy to Doha), edited by Laura Laplaud
07:39, December 05, 2022
The French football team won 3 goals to 1 on Sunday evening against Poland. For the quarter-finals of this 2022 World Cup, the Blues will face England on Saturday, the first big chunk of this competition, because the Three Lions team has formidable weapons.
The adventure continues for the France team. The Blues qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Sunday evening, at the expense of Poland, 3 goals to 1. Thanks to Olivier Giroud, now the only top scorer in the history of the Blues and thanks to Kylian Mbappé, irresistible, author of a double. Place now in the match against England, Saturday at 8 p.m. for a place in the semi-finals. A formidable opponent.
In the English team, players with prestigious CVs
England is the first big obstacle on the road to the Blues. Currently 5th in the world rankings, just behind France, the Three Lions team is riding a good wave since its fourth place at the last World Cup in Russia. Finalist of the Euro last year, it relies on its overpowering championship, the Premier League and has players with prestigious CVs, accustomed to major meetings in the Champions League: Manchester City, Liverpool, United, Tottenham, Arsenal… Our consultant and former Leicester assistant manager Jacky Bonnevay lists the attacking crown jewels.
“Harry Kane, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford… We have a lot of possibilities. He will be a very, very tough opponent and a good test for our France team”, he underlines.
Mbappé will face one of his future competitors for the Ballon d’Or
England is also an unchanging defense around the whimsical but effective goalkeeper Pickford. The rough Kyle Walker will undoubtedly be opposed to Kylian Mbappé for an exceptional duel. The French star will also be able to discover one of his future competitors for the Ballon d’Or: his name is Jude Bellingham, he plays in Dortmund, he is only 19 years old but he has been on the screen since the start of this World Cup. For all these reasons, this France-England will look very much like a track to the stars.