Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand claims he doesn’t fear France ahead of England’s quarter-final clash on Friday.
Gareth Southgate’s side face a huge challenge to secure their place in the World Cup semi-finals as the current world champions stand in their way.
But footballer turned pundit Rio Ferdinand made it clear on BBC that he is confident about England’s chances going into the game.
“If you were told you were going to be playing in the quarter-finals against a France team with five of their starters missing, you would accept that,” Ferdinand said, as quoted by The Sun.
France vs England | World Cup quarter-final
England face a tough task trying to record a clean sheet against France’s lethal attack – featuring the incredible Kylian Mbappe. The French have won games convincingly without Karim Benzema and Paul Pogba, winning three of their four World Cup matches this winter.
The question is can Harry Kane beat Mbappe on the biggest stage?