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World Cup 2022 Quarter Final Preview: England Vs France, Morocco Vs Portugal

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European heavyweights England and France are set to face off against each other in the second round of quarter finals at the World Cup 2022. Meanwhile, underdogs Morocco will play their biggest match in the tournament against Portugal. Here’s everything you need to know about the two clashes.

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Morocco’s Sofyan Amrabat will be a massive threat against Portugal, with his ability to break attacks and make threatening progressive passes. 

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Portugal's defence will also need to be on their toes against Morocco's Achref Hakimi and Mazraoui, considered to be among the best fullbacks in the world right now.

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After his recent hattrick, coach Santos is expected to stick with Goncalo Ramos in the place of Cristiano Ronaldo, who will most likely be called upon in the dying minutes of the game.   

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With Raheem Sterling returning to join the squad in Qatar, it will be interesting to see if England manager Gareth Southgate sticks to Phil Foden for the starting lineup.  

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While Jude Bellingham is set to pull the strings from Southgate’s midfield, Jorden Henderson could face competition from Declan Rice who has recovered from his illness.  

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Kylian Mbappe is set to threaten the not-so-pacy duo of Stones and Maguire, with Ousmane Dembele offering a different dimension from the right wing. Gareth Southgate could be tempted to return to a back five, given France's attacking threat.

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