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England v France: When is the World Cup quarter-final and how can I watch live?

Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Round of 16 - England v Senegal - Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar - December 4, 2022 England's Harry Maguire, Jude Bellingham and Marcus Rashford celebrate qualifying for the quarter finals REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
England's Harry Maguire, Jude Bellingham and Marcus Rashford celebrate qualifying for the quarter-finals. (Reuters)

England moved into their fourth quarter-final in the last six World Cups following a comfortable 3-0 win over Senegal in the last 16.

Despite a nervy first 35 minutes, England turned on the style to set up a last eight showdown against holders France, who overcame Poland.

England will return to the Al Bayt Stadium for the France encounter following goals from Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka.

England v France at the World Cup

The two European heavyweights have played each other only twice before at a World Cup, with both group games won by England.

England's Bryan Robson (r) celebrates with teammate Terry Butcher (c) after scoring the fastest goal in World Cup history - just 27 seconds after kick off  (Photo by Peter Robinson/EMPICS via Getty Images)
England's Bryan Robson celebrates with Terry Butcher after scoring the fastest goal in World Cup history - just 27 seconds after kick off. (Getty Images)

The two nations have not met at a World Cup since 1982. Forty years ago, England beat France 3-1 after two goals from Bryan Robson, while they also beat their cross-channel rivals in 1966.

When is the quarter-final and what channel is it on?

England v France starts at 7pm GMT on Saturday, 10 December. The match is on ITV and will be the second of two quarter-finals, with the first starting at 3pm UK time.

On Friday, the Netherlands face Argentina in another eagerly-anticipated encounter.

What they say

"We have a brilliant tie, haven't we?" said coach Gareth Southgate after overseeing England’s victory over Senegal. “The two quarter-finals that are already in place are fantastic historic football rivalries with great games from the past. So it's a brilliant game for us to be involved in and test ourselves against the very best."

AL KHOR, QATAR - DECEMBER 04: Head coach of England Gareth Southgate celebrates with his players at the end of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between England and Senegal at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar on December 04, 2022. (Photo by Ercin Erturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
England coach Gareth Southgate celebrates after victory over Senegal. (Getty Images)

Looking ahead… England’s path to the World Cup final

Semi-final

Should England reach the semi-finals, Gareth Southgate’s side could meet either Spain or Portugal. The semi-finals will take place on 13 December and 14 December, with England set to play on the latter date should they reach the last four.

Final

The World Cup final will take place on 18 December at 3pm GMT at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.

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