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When is England v France? Date and UK kick-off time for World Cup quarter-final clash as Three Lions seek huge victory

England are now three wins away from winning the World Cup after they comfortably beat Senegal 3-0 in the last 16.

The Three Lions’ reward for dispatching the Lions of Teranga is a tie against France in the quarter-finals.

Jordan Henderson opened the scoring against Senegal

Jordan Henderson opened the scoring against Senegal

But Les Bleus and Kylian Mbappe will prove to be the toughest test yet for Gareth Southgate’s men after they easily beat Poland 3-1.

This will be England’s first meeting with the defending world champions since a friendly in 2017 and the anticipation is already building.

England v France: Date and kick-off time

This World Cup quarter-final clash will be held on Saturday, December 10.

Kick-off at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor is set for 7pm UK time, which is 10pm in Qatar.

England v France: How to listen on the radio

Full coverage from Al Khor will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage currently set to start at 6pm.

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

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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.

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Bukayo Saka has been one of England’s best players in Qatar and has three goals

Bukayo Saka has been one of England’s best players in Qatar and has three goals

England v France: Squads and team news

John Stones was substituted against Senegal with what appeared to be a slight hamstring tweak, but it is hoped he will be fine for Saturday.

Raheem Sterling is unlikely to be involved though after flying home to be with his family, with England unclear if he will return to

Armed robbers invaded his house and the Chelsea man has decided to return to England to be with his children, who were home when the burglary happened.

Ben White has also returned to England to deal with a personal problem and is unlikely to return to Qatar.

Meanwhile, France will be without Lucas Hernandez and Karim Benzema but 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 speaking to talkSPORT about France: “He’s (Kylian Mbappe) a world-class player. He has delivered big moments in this tournament and in previous tournaments.

“(Antoine) Griezmann is now at over 70 consecutive games for France, and he’s a phenomenal player. We know Olivier Giroud as well, and they have outstanding midfield players.

“Everywhere you look they have incredible depth of talent in every position, and it’s a huge test, but one we are really looking forward to, and it’s a great challenge.”