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FIFA World Cup 2022: Hugo Lloris Equals France Cap Record as Defending Champions Face Poland

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Last Updated: December 04, 2022, 20:13 IST

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FIFA World Cup 2022: France's Hugo Lloris (AP)

FIFA World Cup 2022: France's Hugo Lloris (AP)

Hugo Lloris equalled the all-time record for France caps, held by 1998 World Cup-winning full-back Lilian Thuram, against Poland in the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Hugo Lloris wins a record-equalling 142nd cap for France as he captains the holders in their World Cup last-16 clash with Poland at Doha’s Al Thumama Stadium on Sunday.

The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper equals the all-time record held by 1998 World Cup-winning full-back Lilian Thuram as he returns to the French line-up in one of nine changes made by coach Didier Deschamps.

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Centre-back Raphael Varane and midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni are the only players in the line-up who also started in Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat by Tunisia when France had already secured their place in the last 16.

Kylian Mbappe is among the other players to return while Olivier Giroud will move clear of Thierry Henry as France’s all-time top scorer if he scores — the duo are currently level on 51 international goals each.

Poland coach Czeslaw Michniewicz makes two changes to the team beaten 2-0 by Argentina in their final group game, dropping forward Karol Swiderski to strengthen his midfield.

Captain Robert Lewandowski is the lone man in attack as Jakub Kaminski and Sebastian Szymanski come into the side, with Krystian Bielik the other player to make way.

It is the first meeting of the nations at a major tournament since the 1982 World Cup, when Poland beat France in the third place play-off.

Starting line-ups:

France (4-2-3-1)

Hugo Lloris (capt); Jules Kounde, Raphael Varane, Dayot Upamecano, Theo Hernandez; Aurelien Tchouameni, Adrien Rabiot; Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe; Olivier Giroud

Coach: Didier Deschamps (FRA)

Poland (4-1-4-1)

Wojciech Szczesny; Matty Cash, Kamil Glik, Jakub Kiwior, Bartosz Bereszynski; Grzegorz Krychowiak; Jakub Kaminski, Sebastian Szymanski, Piotr Zielinski, Przemyslaw Frankowski; Robert Lewandowski (capt)

Coach: Czeslaw Michniewicz (POL)

Referee: Jesus Valenzuela (VEN)

Where will the match between France and Poland be played?

The match between France and Poland will be played at the Al Thumama Stadium.

What time will the match between France and Poland begin?

The match between France and Poland will begin at 8:30 pm IST, on December 4.

France vs Poland Telecast

Sports 18 and Sports 18 HD channels have the broadcasting right for France vs Poland FIFA World Cup 2022 match.

France vs Poland Live Streaming

The FIFA World Cup 2022 match between France and Poland will be streamed live on the JioCinema app and website.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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first published:December 04, 2022, 20:13 IST
last updated:December 04, 2022, 20:13 IST
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