France qualified for the Round of 16 with six points. Everything looked perfect after suffering a shocking defeat against Tunisia. Poland, on the other hand, played quite a different game in the group stage. They had to depend on the result of the Mexico vs Saudi Arabia match to enter the knockout stage by goal difference.
France and Poland are completely different from each other in terms of style. While France believe in scoring goals and moving ahead, Czesław Michniewicz’s boys bank heavily on their defensive power.
Defending champions France faced an unlikely defeat against Tunisia in their final group match. However, they’d have to call it an upset and move on, considering the fact that they tried their bench in that match. Les Blues have looked impressive in their first two matches. They scored four goals against Australia and two against Denmark.
Poland struggled to move into the round of 16. Although they have quality, particularly in Robert Lewandowski, their performance against Argentina lacked sting. They heavily depended on their goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and showed no interest in scoring as they were aware that even a draw would take them through. They can’t afford to be that defensive against France, who will torment them with back-to-back attacks.
France vs Poland match will be played on December 4 at 08:30 PM (Indian time) in the Al Thumama Stadium, Al Thumama.