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What TV channel is England vs France on? Free live stream and full talkSPORT coverage of World Cup 2022 quarter-final clash

England and France will go head-to-head for a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup this weekend.

The Three Lions comfortably beat Senegal 3-0 in the last 16, while Les Bleus dispatched Poland 3-1 to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final clash.

Harry Kane grabbed his first World Cup goal of the 2022 edition against the Lions of Teranga

Harry Kane grabbed his first World Cup goal of the 2022 edition against the Lions of Teranga

Kylian Mbappe has five goals at this World Cup, so England will need to find a way to stop him

Kylian Mbappe has five goals at this World Cup, so England will need to find a way to stop him

The defending world champions have an in-form Kylian Mbappe in their side and are determined to make it back-to-back World Cup titles.

But Gareth Southgate’s side are playing with great confidence, so they will feel they can continue their run and make it to the last four at France’s expense.

England v France: How to watch on TV

This quarter-final tie will kick-off at 7pm UK time (10pm local time) on Saturday, December 10.

It is being shown on ITV One from 6pm.

It will be shown free-to-air and you can also live stream it for free on the ITVX.

ITV also had the England vs Senegal match as they have first pick over both the last-16 and quarter-final games.

But the BBC will have the action live if England make it to the semi-finals.

England v France: How to listen on the radio

Full coverage from the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 6pm.

Adrian Durham will be your host with Jim Proudfoot and Stuart Pearce providing commentary.

talkSPORT.com will also have a live blog of the action too.

talkSPORT World Cup 2022 Coverage

talkSPORT is bringing you wall-to-wall coverage of the 2022 World Cup.

We are broadcasting all 64 games in the tournament live, with over 600 hours of coverage across our network.

You can tune in to talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 via our free online streaming service at talkSPORT.com.

talkSPORT is widely available across the UK via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

You can also download the talkSPORT app, or ask your smart speaker to play talkSPORT.

England v France: Squads and team news

England look set to be without two of their original 26-man squad.

Ben White flew home last week due to personal reasons, and Raheem Sterling also exited the squad to return to England after his house was burgled.

Meanwhile, France are without Lucas Hernandez and Karim Benzema from their original squad due to injury.

But they have a fully fit squad apart from that, so could name an unchanged XI from the one that beat Poland.


  • Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Newcastle United), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)
  • Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Coady (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ben White (Arsenal)
  • Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City), Declan Rice (West Ham United), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea)
  • Forwards: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Newcastle United), James Maddison (Leicester City)


  • Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (West Ham United), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Stade Rennais)
  • Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Axel Disasi (AS Monaco), Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool), Jules Kounde (Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), William Saliba (Arsenal), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich), Raphael Varane (Manchester United)
  • Midfielders Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (AS Monaco), Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid), Jordan Veretout (Marseille)
  • Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Randal Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt), Marcus Thuram (Borussia Monchengladbach)

England v France: What has been said

Gareth Southgate is relishing England’s “acid test” against the reigning champions.

“We’ve got a brilliant tie, haven’t we?” the England boss said.

“The two quarter-finals are fabulous football nations, great history, couldn’t be more exciting.

“Our history is not quite as good as all the others, by the way, but we’re really pleased.

“I’ve just been told it’s the first time we’ve won knockout games in three consecutive tournaments.

“That’s another bit of history that this team has managed to achieve and we’ve got to keep trying to do that.”

Four years ago England’s World Cup dreams were extinguished at the semi-final stage with an extra-time loss to Croatia, which they followed up by reaching last year’s European Championship final.

Those runs underlined their progress but Southgate has always stressed the need to start beating elite nations on a regular basis if they are to become the best side in the world.

“You know, this is the acid test for us,” Southgate added. “We know it’s a step up from everything we’ve had so far.

“But the team have garnered so much experience in the last few years. They’re playing with confidence.

“We look threatening, we’re scoring goals, another clean sheet, which was really pleasing to see.

“So, we’re in a good place, but we know the level of the opposition as well.”