EFL clubs ask for weekend kick-off times to be changed to not clash with England against France in World Cup | The Sun

EFL clubs have asked for weekend kick-off times to be changed to allow fans to get back in time for England's match against France.

Gareth Southgate's Three Lions face the reigning world champions on Saturday at 7pm.

According to Sky Sports News, a number of EFL clubs have requested kick-off times be brought forward.

It would allow supporters enough time to get home and watch the evening game.

The EFL will permit the change so long as both clubs mutually agree to it.

Shrewsbury Town's match against Lincoln City was among the games this weekend to be moved to an earlier 12.30pm kick-off time.

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It paved the way for fans to rush home in time to see England beat Senegal 3-0.

Goals from Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka saw Southgate's side progress into the last eight.

And England could be tested like never before against France, the champions of 2018.

He said: "We know this is a step up from what we've had so far.

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"But the team have garnered so much experience in the last few years, they're playing with confidence and we look threatening.

"We're scoring goals and another clean sheet is lovely to see. We're in a good place but we know the level of the opposition as well."

France beat Poland 3-1 to progress, with Kylian Mbappe, 23, firing a sensational double.

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