Kylian Mbappe would struggle against Kyle Walker if England played France at the World Cup, says Theo Walcott

England could meet France in the World Cup quarter final.

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December 1st 2022

Kylian Mbappe would struggle against Kyle Walker if England played France at the World Cup, says Theo Walcott
Kylian MBAPPE of France celebrates his goal during the FIFA World Cup, group d match between France and Denmark at Stadium 974 on November 26, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Anthony Dibon/Icon Sport via Getty Images)
Kylian Mbappe has scored three goals for France so far at the World Cup (Icon Sport via Getty)

Theo Walcott believes Kylian Mbappe would ‘struggle’ against Kyle Walker if England met France at the World Cup.

England have secured their place in the last 16 and will play Senegal in their first knockout game on Sunday.

France, meanwhile, also finished top of their group and will meet Poland in their last-16 tie earlier on Sunday afternoon.

If England and France both progress, they would meet in the quarter-finals where Mbappe could come up against Walker, who made his first appearance of the tournament in the 3-0 win over Wales on Monday.

Mbappe, meanwhile, has been in sublime form for France and is in the running to secure the Golden Boot with three goals so far.

‘I would love to see it. I really would,’ Walcott told talkSPORT.

DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 01: Kyle Walker of England warms up during a training session at Al Wakrah Stadium on December 01, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Eddie Keogh - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)
Kyle Walker and England are now preparing for their last-16 tie against Senegal (Getty)

‘I feel like Mbappe would struggle against his [Walker’s] physicality, if I’m honest.

‘He plays in the French league, which is a different kettle of fish to the Premier League and Walker has so much experience in the Champions League.

‘So it would be a great test. I think we all want to see it.

‘I couldn’t tell you who would win that because Mbappe is a different beast, he’s on a different level at the moment.’

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