Matches of the day
Continuation and end of the quarter-finals this Saturday with two new shocks.
The first is a little unexpected since it will oppose in the middle of the afternoon Morocco, scorer of Spain (0-0, 3-0 after shots on goal), Portugal, winner of Switzerland (6- 1) in the round of 16.
If the Lusitanians start out as favorites on paper, they will still have to be wary of the Atlas Lions who have proven their solidity and their ability to raise their level in big matches, such as against Croatia (0-0), the Belgium (0-2) and of course La Roja.
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In the evening, you will have to be in front of your television screen since the France team will play its place in the semi-finals against England.
balanced between two selections which have shown significant attacking potential since the start of the competition.
The Blues of Didier Deschamps, carried by a huge Kylian Mbappé, will they manage to get rid of the Three Lions to continue their adventure in Qatar?
And believe in an (almost) historic double?
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Broadcast times and channels
Morocco - Portugal (Quarter-final): 4 p.m. (
beIN Sports 1
England - France (Quarter-final): 8 p.m. (
TF1, beIN Sports 1
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The news of the Blues
This Saturday evening, at eight o'clock, the France team will face England in the last quarter-final of the 2022 World Cup. The meeting promises to be enticing between the defending champion and the finalist of the last Euro.
The winner will be opposed to Morocco or Portugal.
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Kyle Walker's words
Asked in the middle of the week about his announced duel with Kylian Mbappé in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, Kyle Walker showed great confidence: “He is
a fantastic player, the task is not going to be easy, it is the one of the best, if not the best.
I know what I have to do to stop it, I don't underestimate myself.
I have to be very careful and give him the respect he deserves, but not too much because he also plays against England and we can cause him problems
,” he said.
We respect that he's a good player in good form, but I'm not going to roll out a red carpet for him and tell him to go score.
I'm representing my country in the quarter-finals of a World Cup, it's a matter of life and death.
If we lose, we go home.
It's not going to stop me from winning a World Cup for my country.
“Words that must have come back to the ears of Kylian Mbappé.
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Player to watch: Azzedine Ounahi (Morocco)
Number 8 surprised me a lot.
I can't remember his name, sorry.
But where does this boy come from?
He played really well, he really surprised me [...] He never stopped running.
We talked about it with my staff, impressive!
The praise is from Luis Enrique and it concerns Azzedine Ouhani, author of a remarkable first part of the 2022 World Cup and a sparkling performance against Spain in the round of 16.
This Saturday, the torchbearer midfielder, who plays at Angers SCO, will be one to watch closely.
Facing Portugal - which appears to be the favorite of the meeting - its impact, both defensively and offensively, could be decisive for the Atlas Lions who dream of writing history by entering the last four of the competition.
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The expression of the day: "Catching the opponent"
catching the opponent cold
” has nothing to do with passing on a virus.
The expression is used when a player eliminates his opponent with a technical gesture - a feint, a whimsical dribble - as surprising as he is lively or by overtaking him;
the speed of execution creating a current of air likely to make him sick.
In Qatar, defenders have to be especially on their guard, because with air-conditioned stadiums, they can catch cold all the more.
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