How do England stop Kylian Mbappe? Gareth Southgate says Kyle Walker is “ready”

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Kyle Walker is ready to face France star Kylian Mbappe when England take on the defending champions in Saturday's World Cup 2022 quarter-final, says Gareth Southgate.

Mbappe has been in flying form in Qatar and leads the tournament scoring charts with five goals in four games, two of which came in a 3-1 win over Poland in the last round.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.