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Who will France play in quarterfinals of World Cup bracket?

Les Bleus squad won their Round of 16 match and advances in the 2022 World Cup. We break down what’s next for them in the quarterfinals.

Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates after scoring the team’s second goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between France and Poland at Al Thumama Stadium on December 04, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

3:15 p.m. update: England is beating Senegal handily, leading 3-0 in the second half. Barring a collapse, the Three Lions will advance to face France next weekend.

The 2022 World Cup is moving through the Round of 16 and France has punched their ticket into the quarterfinals. Les Bleus withstood an early barrage from Poland on Sunday, but handled their business and won 3-0.

The French will now advance to the quarterfinals where they’ll face the winner of Sunday’s England-Senegal match. The quarterfinal match will take place next Saturday, December 10 at Al Bayt Stadium. It will kick off at 2 p.m. ET and air on FOX.

This marks France’s ninth trip to the quarterfinals. They are the defending World Cup champions and also claimed the title in 1998 as the host country. They either face a long-time rival in the Three Lions of England, or they’ll face a squad they have limited soccer history against in the Lions of Teranga.

If France faces England, it will be the 32nd matchup of the two soccer powers. England leads the all-time series 17-5-9. They’ve faced off twice in the World Cup, with England winning both matches in 1966 and 1982. If France faces Senegal it will be the fourth match all-time and the second time in the World Cup. Senegal is 2-0-1 against France and claimed a group stage win in the 2002 World Cup.