France vs. Poland: Time, TV channel, preview and how to watch FIFA World Cup round of 16 match

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Poland squeaked through the group stage at Qatar 2022 by the slimmest of margins, besting Mexico by goal difference to advance to the round of 16 as Group C's second-best team.

For that, they now get to face defending World Cup champs France.

The French cruised through to the knockouts as the top team in Group D, securing advancement after the first two matches. That allowed France manager Didier Deschamps to utilize a heavily rotated side for Les Bleus' final group-stage match, which ended a 1-0 loss to Tunisia.

While Deschamps drew criticism for that choice, his side will have gained some valuable rest ahead of what they hope will be a long run through the knockouts. As such, France will be physically ready for a Poland side that impressed at certain times and disppointed at others during the group stage.

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Here's everything you need to know about Sunday's match.

France vs. Poland: What time is kickoff at Qatar 2022?

  • Date: Sunday, Dec. 4
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. GMT / 4:00 p.m. CET

The match is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. local time at the Al Thumama Stadium in Al Thumama. That's 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, 3:00 p.m. GMT or 4:00 p.m. CET.

France vs. Poland: How to watch on TV or streaming

  • USA: FS1, Telemundo, fuboTV
  • UK: BBC One
  • Canada: CTV, TSN, RDS
  • Australia: SBS
  • France: TF1, beIN Sports 1
  • Poland: TVP1, TVP Sport

Viewers in the United States can watch the match on FOX (English) or Telemundo (Spanish). Both of those channels can be streamed on fuboTV (start your free trial today).

In France, the match is available on TF1 and beIN Sports 1. Viewers in Poland can watch on TVP1 and TVP Sport.

For listings in your region, consult FIFA.com.

France vs. Poland: What stadium is hosting the match?

Al Thumama Stadium

Along with two other venues, the Al Thumama Stadium is the smallest at Qatar 2022 but is visually unique compared to its counterparts. 

Designed to resemble a traditional taqiyah hat worn by men and boys in the Middle East, the stadium holds 40,000 seats. It officially opened in October 2021, and hosted six FIFA Arab Cup 2021 matches.

Six group stage matches are scheduled to be held at the venue, with a round of 16 and a quarter-final match also set to be played there.

World Cup 2022 Round of 16: Dates, kick-off times

All kick-off times are listed in Arabia Standard Time .

Saturday, December 3

  • Netherlands vs. USA, 18:00
  • Argentina vs. Australia, 22:00

Sunday, December 4

  • France vs. Poland, 18:00
  • England vs. Senegal, 22:00

Monday, December 5

  • Japan vs. Croatia, 18:00
  • G1 vs. H2, 19:00

Tuesday, December 6

  • Morocco vs. Spain, 18:00
  • H1 vs. G2, 22:00

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