Declan Rice and Kylian Mbappe have both returned to their respective national teams ahead of the biggest encounter in Qatar World Cup.
Rice returned after failing to train with Gareth Southgate’s team on Wednesday due to illness. The news has sent a sign of relief to the Three Lions fans, who are looking forward to this encounter.
The West Ham midfielder has played all four matches for England in the World Cup and has secured a starting place in the first eleven.
He has been an important part of the team in the midfield, and the presence of Jude Bellingham has made Rice exceptionally strong and England strong in terms of defense.
Declan Rice made his first appearance for England on March 22, 2019, and has made a total of 39 appearances with just two goals to his name.
Declan Rice is not the only boost for England manager Gareth Southgate; it was also announced that Raheem Sterling will be returning to training after the burglary issue.
Sterling’s return is going to give England more attacking options.
Kylian Mbappe, on the other hand, missed training earlier this week. The PSG star scored two goals and created a chance against Poland to help France qualify for the quarterfinals.
England’s manager is working effortlessly with his assistant manager, Steve Holland, on stopping dangerous counterattacks from the French side. Kylian Mbappe on the left and Ousmane Dembele on the right wing will cause trouble for England.
Most pundits believe that the biggest issue with the England squad is Kylian Mbappe, who has scored five goals and created two assists already in the World Cup
The player is capable of matching the strength and pace of Mbappe, although he is likely to struggle because of the Frenchman’s tricky ways.
England legend David Beckham came to the camp on Wednesday to boost the morale of the team, with Bukayo Saka taking pictures with the legend.
The #ThreeLions welcomed David Beckham to their training base during the @FIFAWorldCup group stage, with Gareth Southgate presenting our former captain with his legacy shirt 🏴 pic.twitter.com/ISpzOjC8mc— England (@England) December 6, 2022
Gareth Southgate‘s plan is likely to be three centre backs to stop the French counter attack and playing through the wing.
Will France Win The 2022 World Cup
The French side is one of the highest scoring side in the tournament, and they have one of the best squads even though they lost the majority of their key players to injuries.
The team has the best attackers in the world and is capable of defeating any team. It also has the best defense in the tournament.
Although winning the World Cup will not be an easy task for the French side, the only thing that can stop the team is injury. France’s second eleven are too weak to defeat any team.
If the team defeats England, the team will face either Portugal or Morocco in the semi-finals.