France vs. Poland: Defending Champs Are Ready to Dig In

Andrew Das

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France vs. Poland

How to watch: 10 a.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock.

That France has the deepest pool of talent in world soccer is no secret, least of all to the other teams in Qatar. How deep? Nine other teams at the World Cup included French-born players on their final squad lists. Four of those teams advanced to the knockouts.

That wealth of homegrown talent has proved to be a valuable asset for Coach Didier Deschamps of France. He lost the World Cup-winning midfielders Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kanté in the weeks leading to the tournament and striker Karim Benzema, the newly crowned…

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