In the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, defending champions France is getting ready to face UEFA EURO 2020 runners-up England. FIFA+ examines three crucial matchups to keep an eye on. Out for in this matchup between the fourth- and fifth-placed clubs in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. That is expected to be as glamorous and exciting as a Final.
Many inside the England camp believe that Kyle Walker is the only defender who can match up with Mbappe. Gary Neville France, a TV analyst, said to Sky Sports, “I’m not claiming we have the best right-back in the world but in terms of physicality, pace, and experience. I can’t think of anybody better to face Kylian Mbappe than Kyle Walker.” But is there actually a way to stop the forward for Paris Saint-Germain? He has now scored five goals in this competition. One more than he did in France’s title-winning campaign in Russia in 2018.
While Les Bleus’ attacking play only really got going in their final group game against Tunisia after he was brought on as a substitute. The 23-year-old was involved in all three goals during the Round of 16 matches against Poland. He first set up the first goal for Olivier Giroud before adding a brace of his own.
Kyle Walker, a Manchester City defender, will neutralize France’s most significant offensive danger. If he can fend off Kylian Mbappe and his lightning speed.
By creating a formidable team out of the wealth of talent, skill, and international stars at their disposal, both coaches have already accomplished something that many of their predecessors were unable to do.