Essential Football

The big quarter-final preview! Can Walker stop Mbappe? Does this define Southgate's legacy? Will Messi go all the way?

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Episode notes

On the latest Sky Sports World Cup podcast, host Ron Walker is joined by Sky Sports senior reporter Melissa Reddy and French football expert Jonathan Johnson to look ahead to England’s huge quarter-final clash with France on Saturday.

They discuss if England’s squad depth gives them the edge, whether Kyle Walker can limit Kylian Mbappe's influence and how Gareth Southgate’s tournament success could prove vital.

Sky Sports News reporter Geraint Hughes then previews the other three quarter-finals as Brazil meet Croatia, Argentina take on Netherlands and Portugal face Morocco. Is Cristiano Ronaldo's future from the bench, and will Lionel Messi get the all-important final jewel in his crown?