France vs Poland live: World Cup result, highlights, round of 16 match result 2022

Reigning champions France begin their 2022 FIFA World Cup knockout stage challenge against Poland at Al Thumama Stadium.

Les Bleus led their group despite a much-changed side losing their last game against Tunisia, with previous victories over Australia and Denmark being enough to see them progress.

Poland’s progression was a bit more complicated: Robert Lewandowski helped them beat Saudi Arabia after a draw against Mexico, but a poor performance against Argentina saw them lose 2-0 on Matchday 3 and they only reached the last 16 on due better goal difference than Mexico A 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia was not enough to secure second place in Group C.

The Sporting News is following live scoring updates and highlights for France v Poland at the 2022 World Cup. Follow for full round of 16 results in Qatar.

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Confirmed Lineups:

Lineup France (4-3-3, right to left): 1 Lloris (GK) — 5 Kounde, 4 Varane, 18 Upamecano, 22 T. Hernandez — 7 Griezmann, 8 Tchouameni, 14 Rabiot — 11 Dembele, 9 Giroud, 10 Mbappe

Expected line-up for Poland (3-4-2-1, right to left): 1 Szczesny (GK) — 2 Cash, 15 Glik, 14 Kiwior, 18 Bereszynski — 20 Zielinski, 19 Szymanski, 10 Krychowiak, 24 Frankowski — 13 Kaminski, 9 Lewandowski

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France vs. Poland live updates, World Cup 2022 highlights

20 minutes to go: It’s a great day for Hugo Lloris too.

25 minutes to kick-off: Ominously for Poland, every time France have reached the last 16 since its inception in 1986, they have reached the quarter-finals. Poland last got this far in 1986 when Brazil beat them 4-0.

35 minutes to kick-off: Which of these two will come out on top today?

45 minutes to kick-off: It’s France back in full force, but the Polish line-up looks decent.

1 hour to kick-off: France make nine substitutions with only Varane and Tchouameni surviving. Poland brings Glik, Szymanski and Kaminski.

1:25 after kick-off: Going above and beyond to see your team at the World Cup

2 hours after kick-off: The stage is set up at Al Thumama Stadium

2 hrs 20 mins from kick-off: Wojciech Szczesny was GIGANTIC for Poland in group stage… will he be the hero against France?

3 hours after kick-off: Mbappe with the TOUCCCCCCCCCCHHHHHH in training before the Poland showdown

3 hrs 45 mins from kick-off: Raphael Varane wants France to be ruthless in front of goal against Poland and secure their place in the quarter-finals

4 hrs 15 mins from kick-off: First round of 16 appearance for Poland in 36 years – but can they surprise at Al Thumama?

4 hrs 45 mins from kick-off: Didier Deschamps has of course been here before. World champion in 1998 as a player and 20 years later as a coach, he knows better than most how to master the knockout rounds.

5 hours after kick-off: Welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of this round of 16 clash between France and Poland. There might have been a slip against Tunisia, but the French looked good in Qatar. In fact, they looked very good at times. Can Poland pull off an improved performance today and knock out the champions in the round of 16? We’ll find out soon enough!

France vs Poland lineups, team news

Injuries have plagued France in the run-up to the tournament so it was no surprise that head coach Didier Deschamps made nine changes to his starting XI against Tunisia to avoid further losses.

Expect Deschamps to field a full-strength squad again for the knockout season, with players like the captain Hugo Lloris and striker Kylian Mbappe and Anton Griezmann restored.

Theo Hernandez will probably play like him at left-back against Denmark after his brother, Luketore the ACL in his right knee against Australia.

Estimated formation of France (4-3-3, from right to left): 1 Lloris (GK) — 2 Pavard, 4 Varane, 18 Upamecano, 22 T Hernandez — 7 Griezmann, 8 Tchouameni, 14 Rabiot — 11 Dembele, 9 Giroud, 10 Mbappe

Poland head coach Czeslaw Michniewicz could opt for a more conservative line-up after seeing his counter-attackers clearly beaten by Argentina.

Feyenoords Sebastian Szymanki and Wolfsburg Jacob Kaminskiwho might have been a reinforcement option at the back, both started on the bench.

Expected line-up for Poland (4-4-2, right to left): 1 Szczesny (GK) — 2 Cash, 15 Glik, 14 Kiwior, 18 Bereszynski — 20 Zielinski, 6 Bielik, 10 Krychowiak, 24 Frankowski — 16 Swiderski, 9 Lewandowski

France vs Poland Live Stream, TV Channels

This round of 16 game will be played at the Al Thumama Stadium, which has a capacity of 44,400. Referee is Jesus Valenzuela from Venezuela.

So you can follow all the action in some of the most important global territories.

date time TV channel stream
United States of America Sun, December 4th 10:00 a.m. ET FS1,
Fox Sports website/app,
Telemundo Deportes site/app,
Canada Sun, December 4th 10:00 a.m. ET TSN 3/4, CTV, RDS (French) TSN Site/App, CTV App,
RDS app
United Kingdom Sun, December 4th 15:00 GMT ITV, STV ITVX, STV Player
Australia Mon, December 5th 02:00 AEDT SBS SBS on call
India Sun, December 4th 20:30 IST sports18 Voot, JioTV
Hong Kong Sun, December 4th 23:00 CET Now TV (chap. 616, 618) TV now
Malaysia Sun, December 4th 23:00 CET Astro FIFA World Cup 1 AstroGO
Singapore Sun, December 4th 23:00 CEST StarHub FIFA World Cup,
Single FIFA World Cup 141
SingleTV GO, CAST,
StarHub TV+, MeWatch
New Zealand Mon, December 5th 04:00 NZDT Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports Sky Go, Sky Sports NOW

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