England vs France live stream: How to watch World Cup quarter-final online and on TV

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England face arguably their toughest test of the Gareth Southgate era as they take on France in the quarter-finals of the Qatar World Cup.

France, champions four years ago in Russia, have long been one of the favourites to go all the way in Qatar, a status only boosted by Didier Deschamps’ team as they topped their group then saw off Poland in the last 16.

Meanwhile, England finished atop their group before securing a comfortable 3-0 victory over Senegal in the round of 16.

The winners of this quarter-final will go on to play either Morocco or Portugal in the semi-finals, with France and the in-form Kylian Mbappe expected by many fans to prove too much for England here.

Here’s all you need to know.

When is it?

The match is scheduled to kick off at 7pm GMT (10pm local time) on Saturday 10 December.

The fixture is set to take place at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.

How can I watch it?

England vs France will air live on ITV 1 in the UK, and it will stream live on the broadcaster’s ITVX website and app.

What is the team news?

Raheem Sterling is not expected to face France despite returning to England’s World Cup squad in Qatar, as Gareth Southgate is concerned over his lack of preparation time. Sterling returned to England this week after his home was targeted by burglars, but the forward is back in Qatar in time for this quarter-final.

Elsewhere, Declan Rice is fit to face the defending champions after missing a training session due to illness earlier this week, while Callum Wilson has shaken off an injury niggle.

France star Mbappe missed training on Tuesday due to an apparent ankle issue, but the forward was back on the pitch a day later, fortunately for Les Bleus.

Predicted line-ups

England XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Henderson, Rice, Bellingham; Foden, Kane, Saka.

France XI: Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, T Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot, Griezmann; Dembele, Giroud, Mbappe.

Odds

England – 2/1

France – 29/20

Draw (90 minutes only) – 9/4

Via Betfair.

Prediction

Some more pessimistic England fans have claimed that France will steamroll Southgate’s side. The truth is that, even with France as favourites, games like this tend to be cagey, which is worth bearing in mind. England’s last two major tournament exits have come after the team has led, so don’t be surprised if they score first here – only to be undone by France’s greater quality in the long run. England 1-2 France after extra time.

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