On Sunday, France and England qualified for the quarterfinals of the World Cup 2022. An appointment next Saturday between neighbors who know each other better than anyone but who, paradoxically, have never faced each other after the first round. Never a France – England will have been as expensive as the one of Sunday.
England easily overcame Senegal in the Round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar. While the African champions were the most dangerous in front of goal despite little possession in the first half, England were much more effective in converting their few opportunities. Jordan Henderson opened the scoring on the half-hour mark (38th). Just before the break, Harry Kane came to make the break (45th+3).
In the second half, the Senegalese were no longer there, which benefited Bukayo Saka to push the score to 3-0 (57th). The rest of the game was not much to offer, Gareth Southgate took the opportunity to let some of his team members rest.
Earlier yesterday, the French didn’t have to force their talent to defeat the Poles in the last 16 of the World Cup. A decisive pass and then a double goal against Poland (3-1), this Sunday, Kylian Mbappé wrote a little more his legend in the French team. The Paris Saint-Germain striker is the top scorer of the World Cup, and he has been breaking records one after the other, assuming his status as the leader of Les Bleus.
After a very tight first half, Olivier Giroud managed to break the Polish lock just before the break (44th). With this goal, Giroud becomes the best scorer in the history of Les Bleus (52), surpassing Thierry Henry and his 51 goals. In the second half, Kylian Mbappé, who had already passed to Giroud, made the break (74th) before offering himself a double in stoppage time (90th+1).
Henderson impressed by Mbappé
“This is a world-class team. Mbappé is in great shape, he is probably the best player in the world right now with Messi,” the Red slipped to the microphone of beIN Sports. They are incredible players, when you look at the team, the quality that there is in all positions … They are world champions right now, it will be a very difficult test for us.”