FIFA World Cup World Cup 2022: Poland Vs France Confirm Starting XI

Defending champions, France will be hoping to keep their dream of winning the FIFA World Cup back to back in Qatar when they play Poland in the round of 16.

Both teams lost their last group game with Poland suffering a 2-0 loss to Argentina but still reached the round of 16.

France were stunned by Tunisia but the North Africa tea could not make it to the knockout Stage.

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Here is how both teams line up for the crucial game.

Poland make two changes from Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat to Argentina.


Jakub Kaminski and Sebastian Szymanski come in for Krystian Bielik and Karol Swiderski.

Robert Lewandowski starts up front as the lone striker with Poland looking like they are shaping up 4-1-4-1.

Didier Deschamps made nine changes to the side that lost to Tunisia.


Hugo Lloris starts to become France’s joint-most capped player as he makes his 142nd appearance equalling Lilian Thuram’s record.

The only players who remain from that Tunisia defeat on Wednesday are Raphael Varane and Aurelien Tchouameni.

Unsurprisingly, Kylian Mbappe is one of the nine players restored to the starting line-up

Poland Starting XI: 

Szczesny, Bereszynski, Kiwior, Glik, Cash, Frankowski, S. Szymanski, Krychowiak, Zielinski, Kaminski, Lewandowski.

France starting XI

Lloris, Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, Theo Hernandez, Griezmann, Tchouameni, Rabiot, Dembele, Giroud, Mbappe.


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Henry Usiayo is a practicing journalists with several years of experience covering sport events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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