ITV will broadcast England’s Quarter-Final tie against France after the broadcaster and BBC confirmed latest picks at 2022 FIFA World Cup.
With first pick, ITV swiftly opted to broadcast England’s Quarter-Final tie against reigning champions, France, as the two title favourites collide at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, on Saturday 10 December at 10pm AST local time (7pm GMT UK Time).
For UK viewers, ITV’s coverage on ITV1 will commence at 6pm GMT led by Mark Pougatch with Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Ian Wright providing punditry, whilst Eniola Aluko and Jill Scott will join Laura Woods pitchside.
ITV1 also had third pick and now will also broadcast Morocco’s Quarter-Final clash against Portugal which is also scheduled for Saturday 10 December, with kick-off at 6pm AST local time (3pm UK Time) at Al Thumama Stadium ahead of England’s showdown against France.
Morocco will be playing in their first World Cup Quarter-Final after they eliminated Spain on penalties, whilst Portugal thrashed Switzerland 6-1 to comfortably secure their spot in the last eight
BBC who had second and fourth picks for this round selected Netherlands’s tie against Argentina using the second pick, after both teams overcame USA and Australia respectively in the Round of 16 after topping Groups A and C respectively.
That clash between the Dutch and two-time champions – who beat Netherlands in 1978 World Cup Final – will kick off at 10pm AST local time (7pm GMT UK Time) on Friday 9 December at Lusail Iconic Stadium, with BBC One’s coverage commencing 45 minutes earlier (6:15pm GMT UK Time).
BBC’s second pick – albeit last overall pick – will see five champions, Brazil, meet Croatia in the opening Quarter-Final on Friday 9 December, with the match kicking off at 6pm AST local time (3pm GMT UK Time) at Education City Stadium.
|Friday 9 December||Brazil v Croatia||3pm||BBC One|
|Friday 9 December||Netherlands v Argentina||7pm||BBC One|
|Saturday 10 December||Morocco v Portugal||3pm||ITV1|
|Saturday 10 December||England v France||7pm||ITV1|