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Youssouf Fofana assured Mbappe can have final chuckle towards England’s Walker

France midfielder Youssouf Fofana is assured that striker Kylian Mbappe can have the final chuckle towards England in its quarterfinal on Saturday after Kyle Walker stated he wouldn’t let the striker stand in the way in which of his World Cup ambitions.

The battle between England proper again Walker and France’s high scorer Mbappe could possibly be key to the result of the primary encounter between the groups within the knockout part of a serious event.

Whereas Walker mentioned the subject at size on Wednesday, Mbappe has stayed silent.

“If he knows how to stop Kylian, good for him,” Fofana informed a information convention on Thursday.

“But 19 other teams in Ligue 1, and others in the Champions League, have been waiting for the solution. The truth will come from the pitch. We have full confidence in Kylian.

“Kylian does not read the papers, sorry for you! He doesn’t read what you write, he focuses on his game. He is focused on what the team has to do and what he has to do. I feel he is very calm and determined.”

Fofana was among the many fringe gamers who featured for France of their final Group D sport towards Tunisia, which led to a 1-0 defeat.

That outcome led to some feedback that France lacked power in depth, whereas England can depend on a formidable bench.

“Everyone is entitled to their opinion. It will be up to us to prove them wrong,” stated Fofana.

The winner of Saturday’s conflict at Al Bayt Stadium will tackle both Morocco or Portugal for a spot within the December 18 ultimate.

“The team who will make fewer mistakes will win that game,” France centre again Dayot Upamecano predicted.

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