England vs. France: Two World Cup Heavyweights Meet at Last

Ben Shpigel

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England vs. France

How to watch: 2 p.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo.

For a rivalry that dates to the Norman Conquest, England and France have largely avoided each other at the World Cup, playing only twice — in 1982 and 1966, when the Three Lions won the whole bangers and mash.

England’s team in Qatar has the talent, tactics and, perhaps, fortitude to win another — if it can neutralize Kylian Mbappé, who seems to score as often as that New Balance commercial plays on Fox. Short of abducting him, or putting a banana in the tailpipes of the French motor coaches,…

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