France vs Poland
World Cup 2022 – Round of 16
Date: Sunday, 4 December 2022
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue : Al Thumama Stadium (Doha).
When France plays Poland in the Round of 16 on Sunday at the Al Thumama Stadium, they will attempt to put their improbable loss to Tunisia behind them.
The loss to Tunisia did not significantly harm France, and they will attempt to make up for it when they play Poland on Sunday.
A French team plagued by injuries was nonetheless able to dominate their first two games.
However, in the most recent game, a backup team fell short of showcasing their talent on the grandest stage.
The first team to secure a spot in the knockout stage was France, and Les Bleus proved they would not be idle by defeating Poland in the following round.
Although Kylian Mbappe has already shown what he is capable of, there have been many unknowns during this World Cup.
In order to prevent a repeat of the mistake at UEFA Euro 2020, where they lost to Switzerland on penalties under essentially the same conditions, Didier Deschamps may need to put in a little bit more effort.
Poland may have to thank Mexico for helping them advance to the knockout round during the group stage.
In the group stage, they didn’t do much to stand out, but Robert Lewandowski and company need to start making an impression.
Otherwise, France would be in a shoot-to-kill situation.
A strong showing against France could be an excellent way to demonstrate that they are not simply here by accident.
They might have been teetering outside the Round of 16 if Wojciech Szczesny had been out of the goal, as the Juventus goalkeeper has saved them on numerous occasions.
All the odds will be against Poland to mark their area with complete authority based on their recent performance.
However, it will be their responsibility to accomplish the impossible.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 match is examined in more detail by The dilta in advance of the most recent meeting between the two teams.
France vs Poland Head to head :
- Defending champions suffered a shock defeat to Tunisia, but finished at top of the group due to superior goal difference.
- Poland are appearing at the World Cup round of 16 for the first time since 1986.
- France are unbeaten in their last 5 h2h games against Poland with 2 wins and 3 draws.
France vs Poland Prediction :
With a certain Robert Lewandowski among their ranks, Poland may suffer as a result of France’s deadly attack.
Because of their strength on the field, Les Bleus ought to win this match.
The dilta believes Didier Deschamps and his team will triumph 2-0 on Sunday.
France vs Poland Team News :
The France manager Deschamps should have the luxury of a fully fit squad for Sunday’s last-16 match after goalkeeper Alphonse Areola overcame back problems to make the bench against Tunisia – the ankle injury Theo Hernandez sustained in training on Friday is not anticipated to keep him out.
Olivier Giroud, Mbappe, Griezmann, and Dembele will all likely return for the champions after Deschamps gave runs to a number of unproven players against Tunisia.
Giroud needs one more goal to surpass Thierry Henry’s men’s record for the national team.
Since neither Jordan Veretout nor Youssouf Fofana distinguished themselves during the previous match—the latter of whom remained still to argue with the referee as Khazri sprinted past him to score—Aurelien Tchouameni and Adrien Rabiot will move back to the base of the midfield.
Regarding Poland, Michniewicz has all of his players available for the knockout encounter on Sunday, but six players would be suspended from any potential quarterfinal match if they receive a warning here.
Przemyslaw Frankowski and Karol Swiderski were substituted at halftime against Argentina, although the former shouldn’t be in any risk of losing his spot due to suspension fears in the manager’s mind.
To replace Swiderski and Robert Lewandowski in the final third, however, Arkadiusz Milik and Krzysztof Piatek are both standing by.
France possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, T. Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud
Poland possible starting lineup:
Szczesny; Cash, Glik, Kiwior, Bereszynski; Frankowski, Bielik, Krychowiak, Zielinski; Lewandowski, Milik