Kyle Walker won’t worry about losing a foot race against Kylian Mbappe - because, as he puts it, a speedboat needs a driver. This won’t be just a battle of pace as both sides look to avoid having their World Cup hopes sunk. It will take more than that to stop the fastest player still at the tournament. Now he will have to put it into practice against arguably the world’s best player at the moment when England face France in their quarter-final showdown on Saturday. READ MORE: Miss BumBum who has Lionel Messi tatt in 'intimate place' plans new ink honouring star “You have to use a little bit of nous,” England's fastest player at the competition said. “You can’t be a speedboat without a driver. “You need to use your brain when needed and I can’t get as tight to him as I would with other players, that's just the nature of the game. “I remember playing against Theo Walcott once and I was getting so close to him and then all of a sudden he gets behind you and that’s … [Read more...] about Kyle Walker’s experience against pace has him fully prepared for Kylian Mbappe battle
England train ahead of France clash SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Perhaps the sight of jet skis skimming across the deep blue Gulf waters which lap the shore by the team hotel. Certainly something has inspired England full-back Kyle Walker to believe he can stop the fastest man left in the World Cup . “You can’t be a speedboat without a driver,” he says of his forthcoming duel with France ’s Kylian Mbappe . Related articles Bernardo Silva and Ruben Dias made bet over England's Jack Grealish England ace Walker sends Mbappe warning ahead of France World Cup tie “You have to use a little bit of nous. You need to use your brain when needed. I can’t get as tight to him as I would with other … [Read more...] about England’s Kyle Walker ready for Kylian Mbappe World Cup battle – thanks to Theo Walcott
France train ahead of the England game SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info England have been spying on France for two years in the hope of having the edge in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final. Related articles What England ace Saka did when he spotted Beckham watching training PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi goes public with Jude Bellingham view England have been spying on France for the past two years (Image: GETTY) As well as detailing senior coaches to do the background work on all three of the Three Lions Group B opponents in Qatar following the draw in March, others have been monitoring the world’s top teams over a longer period in anticipation of meeting them further into … [Read more...] about England have been spying on France as special FA scout briefs players before World Cup tie
England striker Harry Kane could have the last laugh on Saturday as Qatar is set to be lashed by rain as the Three Lions take on France. Yesterday, a tornado snaked across the sands 10 miles from the Al Bayt Stadium where the quarter final will be played, dumping a torrent of massive hailstones. And there are hopes that the “English” conditions will help the Three Lions pull off a stunning victory after more rain was forecast for Saturday. READ MORE: England's new route to World Cup final if they beat France in quarter-finals Kyle Walker, 32, who is likely to be marking French superstar Kylian Mbappe, said a downpour “can be a factor” in the match. He added that he welcomed the wet weather after nearly a month of cloud-free skies and 30C temperatures. What do you think the score will be on Saturday? Let us know in the comments section . Walker said: “I would never have thought I would say I can’t wait to see rain. It has been that long. Living in Manchester … [Read more...] about ‘English rain’ could help beat France as tornadoes and hailstones batter Qatar
Five memorable meetings between England and France ahead of Saturday’s showdown This article contains affiliate links, we may receive a commission on any sales we generate from it. Learn more SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info England boss Gareth Southgate is missing Declan Rice and Callum Wilson, as well as Ben White and Raheem Sterling, in training today ahead of Saturday’s showdown with France. The Three Lions will go up against the reigning champions in the quarter-finals of the competition. They’ll be underdogs but, having yet to lose in the Middle East this winter, will fancy their chances of springing a surprise. Related articles Mbappe 'has France camp worried he'll miss England tie' in new twist … [Read more...] about England boss Gareth Southgate missing four players in training ahead of France clash
Five memorable meetings between England and France ahead of Saturday’s showdown SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal team-mates are growing frustrated with the former Manchester United star at the World Cup as he continues to bring unwanted attention, ITV pundits have claimed. Ronaldo has been admonished by Portugal head coach Fernando Santos following his latest outburst, which comes in a long line of the 37-year-old attacker being the centre of negative coverage. Related articles Simon Jordan launches scathing attack on Brazil for dance celebrations England have their very own Kylian Mbappe to terrify France in Qatar The striker, who seems set to join Saudi Arabian … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal team-mates ‘frustrated’ with massive distraction at World Cup
AFP Doha, Qatar ● Wed, December 7, 2022 2022-12-07 17:50 0 13405bdda0fa48fa10490aed7065e8a5 2 Sports Spain,World-Cup,morocco,Qatar,defeat Free Spain arrived in Qatar with grand dreams of winning a second World Cup, fully convinced in their style of play, but departed early Wednesday, ruminating on an identity crisis. La Roja last lifted a major trophy a decade ago at Euro 2012, while they have not won a single knockout game at the World Cup since triumphing in South Africa in 2010. Luis Enrique's side huffed and puffed but could not blow Morocco's sturdy house down in the last 16 on Tuesday, falling 3-0 on penalties after 120 goalless minutes. The north African side made history by reaching the quarter-finals for the first time, while Spain gazed forlornly back at theirs and must now wonder if it is time to move on. They attempted over 1,000 passes against Morocco but ended up with nothing to show for it, forcing Yassine Bounou into only one save … [Read more...] about Pass-masters Spain fail World Cup test, face identity crisis
DECLAN RICE has MISSED England's latest training session ahead of their crunch clash with France. The Three Lions will face the defending world champions in the quarter-finals on Saturday night. Gareth Southgate's troops have been hard at work on the training ground preparing for the Kylian Mbappe and Co. But holding midfielder Rice was absent from today's training session. Illness kept the West Ham United man out of the team's sweltering training session. It's currently unknown if he'll be fit for Saturday's clash with the French. Rice, 23, wasn't the only player missing from the training field. Newcastle United hitman Callum Wilson was also absent with a minor niggle. The Toon target man missed Southgate's training session for his reserve players on Monday. But the former Bournemouth man allayed concerns over his fitness in a recent Instagram post, saying he was "recharging and recovering." Most read in Football OK … [Read more...] about Rice misses England training through illness and Wilson out with injury just days before World Cup clash with France
A WORLD CUP supercomputer has predicted the rest of the tournament as the quarter-finals loom. And England are sadly tipped to EXIT the tournament when they play France on Saturday. Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions are looking to win football’s top prize in Qatar this year. Harry Kane and Co have overcome some tricky opponents, beating Iran, Wales and Senegal while drawing against the USA. But they face their toughest test against the reigning champs this weekend. Kylian Mbappe has been in devastating form, while Olivier Giroud has become France’s all-time leading goal-scorer. READ MORE ON WORLD CUP QATAR LATEST England blow as Rice hit with illness, Ronaldo ABSENT from Portugal training TOP OFFER World Cup sign-up offer: Get £30 in free bets to use TODAY with Bet UK And a supercomputer from BonusCodeBets predicts Didier Deschamps will outwit Southgate in their tactical battle. That will see … [Read more...] about World Cup Supercomputer predicts rest of tournament ahead of quarter-finals… but will England or France get through?
THE weird world of celebrity lookalikes can be a surprisingly lucrative business. But unfortunately, some of these supposed spitting images of famous footballers aren't exactly the full ticket. With the World Cup in Qatar well underway, The Sun Online had some fun putting together a list of some of the worst football doppelgangers. From a Cristiano Ronaldo 'lookalike' who is more Cristia-no, to a Harry Kane impersonator who Kane-not be serious, can you tell who these are supposed to be? SIU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING Bewar Abdullah is a 28-year-old from Birmingham. READ MORE WORLD CUP NEWS TIME TO CELEBRATE ‘Time traveller’ World Cup final prediction still on as both teams in QF DESERT STORM Huge tornado hits Qatar as England train for France World Cup quarter-final He is also often mistaken for Portugal and former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo. So striking is the apparent resemblance … [Read more...] about World’s worst football lookalikes cashing in on their famous ‘doppelgangers’… can YOU guess who they are?