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England and France unchanged forward of crunch World Cup assembly

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England and France have each named unchanged beginning lineups as they put together to face off in a highly-anticipated World Cup quarter-final on Saturday night time.

With England comfortably dispatching Senegal in a 3-0 win and Les Bleus seeing off Poland courtesy of some Kylian Mbappe magic, it might appear neither supervisor felt the necessity to reinvent the wheel forward of this match – and with the shape their sides are in, you possibly can see why.

There had been some hypothesis over whether or not or not Gareth Southgate would revert to a again 5 towards France with a view to counteract the specter of Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, much like the England supervisor’s method within the Euro 2020 remaining towards Italy.

Nevertheless, with England firmly of their groove at this World Cup whereas taking part in in a 4-3-3 formation, it appears Southgate has opted to stay to what he is aware of and use the formation that has propelled his facet to the standing of match favourites.

England (4-3-3)

GK: Jordan Pickford; RB: Kyle Walker, CB: John Stones, CB: Harry Maguire, LB: Luke Shaw; CDM: Declan Rice, CM: Jude Bellingham, CM: Jordan Henderson; RW: Bukayo Saka, LW: Phil Foden; ST: Harry Kane

France (4-2-3-1)

GK: Hugo Lloris; RB: Jules Kounde, CB: Raphael Varane, CB: Dayot Upamecano, LB: Theo Hernandez; CM: Adrien Rabiot, CM: Aurelien Tchouameni; RW: Ousmane Dembele, CAM: Antoine Griezmann, LW: Kylian Mbappe; ST: Olivier Giroud.

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