It is the first time since 2006 that France is trying to defend its World Cup title in the knockout round of the tournament.

As a result of topping Group D, Les Blues will face Poland in Qatar on Sunday, which is the first time a reigning champion has qualified since Brazil in 2006.

There is no doubt that France was one of the best teams in the group with wins over Australia and Denmark.

There has been some concern about the performance of Poland in the knockout round, given that it came second behind Argentina in Group C.

In the second half against Argentina, Wojciech Szczsny was forced to make nine saves in order to keep the country's advancement hopes alive due to the lack of service to Robert Lewandowski.

A more incredible performance from Szczęsny could make things interesting inside the Al Thumama Stadium.