PARIS, France — The match many looked forward to before the World Cup even began has arrived. The reigning champion United States faces host France in a quarterfinal that will end with one of the two tournament favorites going home and the other heading to Lyon for a semifinal matchup with England.
Some are calling it the real World Cup final, which offers a glimpse of the weight this matchup holds. Tickets are sold out for the 3 p.m. ET Friday match at 48,000-seat Parc des Princes, and resale tickets as of Thursday night ranged in price from 100 to 10,000 Euros (about $113-$11,370) on StubHub.