A number of the squad have taken a shine to a cat who has made himself at home at their Al Wakrah-based hotel.
Most of the talk since the tie was confirmed has surrounded Kylian Mbappe and how England can stop a man who leads the golden boot race with his five goals in Qatar. The World Cup holders also boast the likes of Olivier Giroud - who has overtaken Thierry Henry to become Les Bleus' all-time leading goalscorer - and Antoine Griezmann. "We take our hats off to them, they are world champions, they have the respect they deserve," Walker said of France.
Walker is likely to be the man tasked with keeping Mbappe quiet at Al Bayt Stadium on Saturday evening.