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France qualified for the Round of 16 with six points. Everything looked perfect after suffering a shocking defeat against Tunisia. Poland, on the other hand, played quite a different game in the group stage. They had to depend on the result of the Mexico vs Saudi Arabia match to enter the knockout stage by goal difference.

Overview

France and Poland are completely different from each other in terms of style. While France believe in scoring goals and moving ahead, Czesław Michniewicz’s boys bank heavily on their defensive power.

Teams

France

Defending champions France faced an unlikely defeat against Tunisia in their final group match. However, they’d have to call it an upset and move on, considering the fact that they tried their bench in that match. Les Blues have looked impressive in their first two matches. They scored four goals against Australia and two against Denmark.

Poland

Poland struggled to move into the round of 16. Although they have quality, particularly in Robert Lewandowski, their performance against Argentina lacked sting. They heavily depended on their goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and showed no interest in scoring as they were aware that even a draw would take them through. They can’t afford to be that defensive against France, who will torment them with back-to-back attacks.

Head-to-Head

France and Poland have met 16 times before this. France won eight and lost three while five matches ended in a draw. The only time France and Poland played in a world cup was in 1982, when The Eagles defeated the French 3-2. A lot has changed since then as France are now among the favourites to lift the cup.

Key Players

French striker Olivier Giroud needs one goal to take sole possession of the top spot on the country's all-time scoring record. He will try and use this opportunity. And, it will be Szczesny who will stand between these two teams.

Date, Time & Venue

The France vs Poland match will be played on December 4 at 08:30 PM (Indian time) in the Al Thumama Stadium, Al Thumama.

Live-streaming Details

The France vs Poland match will be broadcast live on the Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels in India and Jio Cinema's app and website will both offer free live streaming of the event.

Prediction

Poland’s defensive strategies won’t work against France, just like it didn’t against Argentina. France will win 3-0 to advance to the quarter-finals.

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Sounak Mukhopadhyay

Sounak Mukhopadhyay, who also goes by the name Sounak Mukherjee, has been producing digital news since 2012. He's worked for the International Business Times, The Inquisitr, and Moneycontrol in the past. He's also contributed to Free Press Journal and TheRichest with feature articles. He covers news for a wide range of subjects including business, finance, economy, politics and social media. Before working with digital news publications, he worked as a freelance content writer.
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