Gareth Southgate’s men have prepared a great clash with France in the quarterfinals, a tie that will be played on Saturday. The Three Lions boss believes it is the toughest test his players could face in Qatar.
“In terms of France, it’s the biggest test we can face,” Southgate said after watching his team beat Senegal.
“They are world champions with an incredible depth of talent and outstanding individual players. They are very difficult to play against and score goals against, so it is a fantastic challenge and a brilliant game to prepare for.”
The Netherlands will play Argentina in the other confirmed round of 16 clash. Added Southgate: “The two quarter-finals already underway are storied rivalries. It’s a great game to be involved in and test ourselves against the best.”