England ‘leaked’ XI v France: Gareth Southgate to make major calls on Newcastle United and Manchester City stars amid Kylian Mbappe threat - photo gallery
Their reward for defeating Senegal in the Round of 16 is a clash against a Kylian Mbappe inspired France side that breezed past Poland in the previous round. It is the second World Cup in a row that the Three Lions have reached this stage, and the third major tournament in a row following their exploits at the delayed European Championship last summer.
Gareth Southgate has named a fairly settled side throughout the tournament, but speculation on how he will combat the huge threats posed by Mbappe and co in this clash mean he has some major selection dilemmas ahead of the game. So will Southgate opt to stick with his tried and tested starting side? Or will he shake up his formation and personnel for the Quarter-Final clash?
Here is a ‘leaked’ England line-up based on various reports surrounding Southgate’s selection for the clash with France: