England have reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup 2022 and will be determined to go all the way given the quality of their performances so far.


The Three Lions are the tournament's current top scorers with 12 strikes to their name in just four matches, while Jude Bellingham has given fans plenty of optimism for the present and the future.

Gareth Southgate boasts big tournament pedigree after reaching the 2018 semi-finals with England as well as the Euro 2020 final, where his men lost to Italy on penalties, but he will be keen to exercise caution ahead of a huge clash in the quarter-finals.

RadioTimes.com takes a look at the likely path England must tread should they progress to the final.

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Who will England play in the quarter-finals?

England will play France at 7pm on Saturday 10th December in the World Cup quarter-finals.

The game will be shown live on ITV1 and online via ITVX and will pit Gareth Southgate's popular side against the reigning world champions.

France defeated Poland in the Round of 16 before England toppled Senegal to set up the tie.

Quarter-finals: England v France at 7pm on Saturday 10th December.

Who England could play in the semi-finals

If England defeat France, the semi-finals could actually offer a more favourable match-up than taking on the 2018 champions.

The winner of Portugal v Switzerland will face the winners of Morocco v Spain in the quarter-finals. The winner of that would play England should they progress.

Semi-finals (if England qualify): England v Portugal/Switzerland/Morocco/Spain at 7pm on Wednesday 14th December.

Who England could play in the World Cup final

Easy as that, England reach the World Cup final with the scalps of Senegal, France and Portugal or Spain firmly claimed. What next?

If all goes to plan – and in this World Cup, nothing has – we'd be on course for a show-stopping semi-final between Argentina and Brazil, and the winner of that one would play England in the World Cup final – if all else goes swimmingly...

Final (if England qualify): England v Brazil/Argentina at 3pm on Sunday 18th December.

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