BBC and ITV Announce Quarter-Final Picks At 2022 FIFA World Cup

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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).

England reached this stage after they thrashed Senegal in the Round of 16 after having beaten Wales to top Group B, whilst France overcame Poland 3-1 in the first knockout round.

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.

Brazil advanced to this stage with a comfortable win over South Korea in the Round of 16, whilst Croatia needed penalties to beat Japan.

Date Match Time (GMT) Channel
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


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