Typical placements, shot maps, regions to exploit, attacking thirds for and against; player numbers; average ages; running speeds and distances; playing styles and swaps; pressing statistics; probabilities advance to the semi-finals; is Mbappe or Walker faster? On Saturday, England will meet France in the World Cup quarterfinals. But how do the two teams' strategies, playing styles, rosters, and recent performances contrast before the exciting matchup?
World Cup 2022 quarter-final statistics from Critics’ view
Pedigree and stakes on a global scale:
The champion of England vs. France will confront either Portugal or Morocco in the semi-finals, and the champion of those four teams will play either Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands, or Croatia in the World Cup final on December 18 at the Lusail Stadium.
The current world champions, France, have advanced to the quarter finals on three occasions in recent history, falling to Italy in the finale in 2006 and defeating Brazil to win the championship at home in 1998.
After making it to the round of eight at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, England suffered and decline in succeeding tournaments. Under Roy Hodgson's direction, they lost in the next round of 16 at Euro 2016 to Iceland, then went on to lose to Germany in the final 16 four years later. Roy Hodgson stood down after his contract expired following the defeat.
Which team is more favored?
After drawing 0-0 with the United States and defeating Iran 6-2 in their first game, England finished the group stage with seven points after defeating Wales 3-0 in the final match.
After just two group games, France had already secured their place in the round of 16 with victories against Australia (4-1) and Denmark (2-1). As a result, Didier Deschamps made nine changes to his starting lineup for the last league match against Tunisia, which resulted in a shocking 1-0 loss.
Ahead of schedule:
During his time as England captain, critics have frequently charged Southgate with being overly defensive, yet the statistics below show that England is playing higher up the pitch than any other team in the competition.
Opening distance, expressed in meters from a team's own goal area, determines the typical starting location where passing sequences commence. Based on this, England's defensive line usually occupies a position 47.3 meters above the ground, 3 meters higher than that of any other team.
In order to avoid turnovers that would expose space behind the advanced defensive line and make them vulnerable to the counterattack, teams with high lines often also need to employ intensive pressing and counter pressing strategies. With players like Mbappe, France excels at rapid breaks. As a result, it's likely that England will perform harder than their usual game.
Who will benefit most from ownership? The statistics indicate that England likely win, narrowly trailing only Argentina in possession of the ball (64.9%) thus far.
Well let’s hope for the grand success and wish our team England a very best of luck from the Cotton London company.