England shortly shifts focus to showdown towards France

England solely spent slightly time celebrating its 3-0 World Cup win over Senegal on Sunday earlier than turning its ideas to an intimidating quarterfinal towards reigning champion France and Kylian Mbappe.

“We’ve got a superb tie, haven’t we?” England coach Gareth Southgate stated of Saturday’s mouth-watering match between the 2 European powers who haven’t met at a World Cup since 1982.

“It’s the most important check that we may face. They’re world champions. Unbelievable depth of expertise, excellent particular person gamers,” he added, noting the historic resonance of the conflict alongside the opposite final eight matchup already determined, Argentina towards the Netherlands.

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