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Who will England play against in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup?

After overcoming Senegal in the Round of 16, England face their stiffest test yet in Qatar as they face reigning world champions France.

Doha (Qatar), 07/12/2022.- England manager Gareth Southgate leads his team's training session in Doha, Qatar, 07 December 2022. England will face France in their FIFA World Cup 2022 quarter final soccer match on 10 December 2022. (Mundial de Fútbol, Francia, Catar) EFE/EPA/NEIL HALL

England cruised through to the quarter finals of the 2022 World Cup after Southgate’s Lions kept their dreams alive after seeing off Senegal in Sunday’s Round of 16 clash in Al Khor. Goals from Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka completed a comprehensive 3-0 win for England, who along with the Netherlands and Croatia are the only teams who remain unbeaten at 2022 Qatar.

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England’s quarter final opponents are current world champions France, who beat Poland 2-1 in their Round of 16 clash.

The quarter final between England and France will be played on 10 December 2022 at Al Bayt Stadium kicking off at 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT.

Old foes

England and France have met many times since the first meeting, a friendly, almost a century ago. In total, the two nations have crossed paths 31 times - nine times in official competition and 23 times in friendlies.

They have had two previous encounters during the World Cup finals - in 1966, they started in the same group - England won that match 2-0 courtesy of a Roger Hunt brace.

They landed in the same group again at Spain 82 and once again England prevailed, beating their French neighbours 3-1 in Bilbao - the late Paul Mariner putting the game to bed late on.