The French National Team starts this sunday before Polandin his party Round of 16 of the World Cup Qatar 2022, the way to revalidate the titlein a meeting for which Didier Deschamps recovers its headlines after the stumble against Tunisia and in which Robert Lewandowski He hopes to vindicate himself in search of surprise.
for the first time since Germany 2006the current world champion has managed to overcome the group stage; Italy, Spain and Germany they missed the target and fell at the first opportunity in the World Cup after lifting the trophyY “Le Bleus” have managed to finish 16 years later with that curse, In addition, as first group. Now, they also hope to become the first champion to repeat title in 60 years, after Brazil in Sweden 1958 and Chile 1962.
The defeat of the third and last day of Group D against Tunisia (1-0) did not change the path of those of Didier Deschampswho had already secured the ticket for the round of 16 with the victories against Australia (4-1) and against Denmark (2-1), the first with more solvency and the second somewhat more in a hurry and resolved in the final minutes with a double of Kylian Mbappé.
The French coach, one of the only three professionals along with the Brazilian Mario Zagallo and the german franz beckenbauer in conquering a World Cup like player and as a coach, took advantage of the duel against the Tunisians to make rotations, but now, at the start of the qualifiers, will recover his favorite eleven.
Thus, the striker of the Paris Saint-Germain, the second player in history to score seven World Cup goals before the age of 24 after Pele; the athletic Antoine Griezman or the barcelonista Ousmane Dembele, all of them substitutes against Denmark.
Opposite, also looking to meet in the quarterfinals with the winner of the duel between England and Senegal, will be Poland, who finished second in Group C despite falling on the last day against the leader Argentina (0-2). those of Czesław Michniewicz debuted with a draw against Mexico (0-0), but they reacted with a triumph to the vital dessert before Saudi Arabia (2-0).
In their first time in the round of 16 of a World Cup since 1986, the ‘White Eagles’ they need to recover their best version after not shooting on goal against the Albicelesteand for this they will be entrusted again to a Robert Lewandowski What does he want recover his scoring nose.
🌟 ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI MAKES HISTORY!
🇵🇱 He just scored his #77 goal with Poland. He equals Pelé and enters the TOP-10 historical scorers at the national team level.
🥉 Also, he is the 3rd highest active scorer at the national team level, only surpassed by CR7 (118) and Messi (92). pic.twitter.com/DoBIQ9tAf5
– Diego Miranda (@_DiegoMiranda) November 26, 2022
The forward of the FC Barcelona, of 34 years old, scored his first World Cup goal against the Saudi teamwho celebrated between tears of emotion, and thus managed to get even for the missed penalty against Guillermo Ochoa. Together with the Juventus attacker, Arkadiusz Milik, will try to overcome the French lines.
Robert Lewandowski couldn’t help crying after scoring his first World Cup goal.
600+ professional goals, but he celebrated it like it was his first.
What it generates to play a World Cup with your country.
THE DREAM. pic.twitter.com/h7JChdVAt2
— World Cup (@Mundialistas) November 26, 2022
French and Polish only they have met once in a final phase of a World Cup, in Spain’82, in the match for third place at the José Rico Pérez de Alicante; despite the fact that the ‘Bleus’ managed to get ahead, they suffered the comeback of the Eastern European team (3-2) and had to settle for the final fourth place. In total, the balance between both teams is eight French victories, three Polish and five draws.
Round of 16
France vs. Poland
Referee: Jesus Valenzuela (Venezuela)
Stadium: Al Thumama Stadim
Time: 1:00 p.m. Central Mexico time
DT: Didier Deschamps
DT: Czeslaw Michniewicz
(With information from Europe Press)