England vs France, World Cup 2022 quarter-finals: date, times and how to watch

After both countries cruised to victory in the last 16 on Sunday, England and tournament holders France will face off in a heavyweight World Cup quarter-final at Al Bayt Stadium this weekend.

Viewers in the US can watch the last-eight match-up live on the streaming service fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

You can also tune in to a Spanish-language live stream on the online platform Peacock.

When does England vs France kick off?

England vs France will be played on Saturday 10 December 2022, with kick-off scheduled for:

How to watch France vs England in the US

  • TV: FOX, Telemundo
  • Streaming: Foxsports.com, FOX Sports App, Peacock, fuboTV

Stream England vs France live online with fuboTV.

Watch the game live in Spanish with Peacock.

England vs France: preview


After goals by Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka gave them a straightforward 3-0 victory over Senegal on Sunday, England have the chance to reach a second straight World Cup semi-final for the first time in their history.

In what will be their maiden meeting with France in the knockout stages of a major tournament, the Three Lions will be tasked with improving their poor competitive record against the French: the 1966 winners last beat Les Bleus in a non-friendly just over 40 years ago, at World Cup ‘82.


Led by two-goal Kylian Mbappé, meanwhile, France comfortably beat Poland in the last 16, Olivier Giroud also finding the net as Didier Deschamps’ men won 3-1 at Al Thumama Stadium.

Mbappé’s double against the Poles took him to five goals at Qatar 2022 – two ahead of his nearest challengers for the Golden Boot. Among the seven players on three goals is Giroud, whose strike on Sunday was his 52nd for France, and saw him overtake Thierry Henry as the country’s highest ever men’s scorer.

Having seen off Lewandowski and Co, the French can now become the first defending champions to reach the World Cup semi-finals since Brazil in 1998.

Olivier Giroud (left) and Kylian Mbappé fired France into the quarter-finals.

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Olivier Giroud (left) and Kylian Mbappé fired France into the quarter-finals.DYLAN MARTINEZREUTERS

England vs France: prediction

Though they have kept three straight clean sheets, England have given up chances over the last 270 minutes that a side with real cutting edge – a side like France, for example – would have gobbled up. Such moments of defensive frailty may well be the Three Lions’ undoing against Les Bleus.

Prediction: France 2-1 England

Who is the referee for the last-16 clash?

The match officials for the clash at Al Bayt have not yet been announced.

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