DIRECT. World Cup news: France wakes up in the final, Macron “fully assumes” his presence in Qatar
Karim Benzema replayed at Real
Forfeited due to a tear in his left thigh, the 2022 Ballon d’Or continued training and even played a friendly match with Madrid against Léganès (1-1).
Meet “Messi’s fake grandmother”
Since the beginning of the World Cup, this resident of Buenos Aires has been celebrating every victory of the Albiceleste in the street. Within a few matches, the fan chant “La abuela, lalalalala” dedicated to her went viral on social media.
The 100% blue French team
We now have the clothes for the World Cup final between France and Argentina. As in 2018, and unlike every match since the start of this World Cup, Didier Deschamps’ men will be dressed in blue, from jersey to socks. The Albiceleste will play in its usual tunic.
Kombouaré “happy for the boy” Kolo Muani
“Since when he called me daddy?” Ah never in life (laughs) ”, the coach of FC Nantes reacted in a press conference about the question about Randal Kolo Muani. The former PSG coach was present in front of the media before a match in preparation for the Canaries. “I was surprised when I saw him come in. He is decisive, he prevents us from suffering. We are proud, happy for him, his family. I’m happy for the boy. He is a good person who deserves what is happening to him. “, repeated Antoine Kombouaré. The Nantes technician also mentioned the upcoming final against Argentina: “I see France win, this is my dearest wish. I love France, I see my team winning. There are our children in this group. We are fully behind them and proud of the Nantes school. »
Relive the night of the Blues in pictures
Yes, the French team is still in the finals of the World Cup…
PSG dominated the World Cup
The capital club’s players have scored 13 goals this 2022 World Cup, the best total for a club. Without forgetting all the same missed penalties of Pablo Sarabia, Carlos Soler or Marquinhos, the injuries of Danilo Pereira and Nuno Mendes…
The party on the Champs-Elysées in pictures
Di Maria will be available against France according to TyC Sports
Argentinian outlet TyC Sports claim that Angel Di Maria could start in attack alongside Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez. It is his teammate in Juventus Turin Leandro Paredes, holding against Croatia, who can take his place on the bench.
Mbappé in “full attack” mode?
The stat that hurts Kylian Mbappé’s defensive withdrawal. Unless it’s an instruction from Didier Deschamps… 1 single defensive action in 477 minutes. Lionel Messi, he made 9 out of 570 minutes in this World Cup (1.42 actions per game).
Little message from Laurent Blanc for the Blues
We can’t get enough of these pictures of joy in the Blues locker room…
Video: A crazy night in Paris
The Blues won their semi-final 2-0 against Morocco on Wednesday and will play in their second consecutive World Cup final in four years. A historic act that Parisians savored all night in the streets of the capital, transformed in a few hours into a huge party.
“If it stops now, it means nothing”, warned one of the three referees present at the World Cup
Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita is one of the three female referees in attendance for this World Cup of 2022. “It really opens up possibilities and I can see it happening before my eyes”, explained to reporters in Tokyo, Yoshimi Yamashita, who sparked the first meeting of a Men’s World Cup led by a woman, in this case Stéphanie Frappart. “These are things that need to continue in the future. If it stops now, it makes no sense. I want to play a role in helping it continue in the future,” said one who was the 4th referee in six World Cup games. The 36-year-old referee is the first woman to officiate an Asian Champions League match this year, following her J-League debut last year.
“There is time for everything”, defense of the Minister of Sports Emmanuel Macron
Asked on BFMTV about the presence of the President of the Republic in Qatar, despite criticism of human rights and ecology, Amélie Oudéa-Castera defended Emmanuel Macron: “The team is achieving something of history, Didier Deschamps is a few meters from truly entering the Pantheon of football. This is a national team, the most important sport practiced by several million French people. It is great that he is behind this team, that he has this closeness to the players, congratulations minister. “Without this supporterism prevents the president from working in politics: “It does not prevent a demanding diplomatic action, in the dialogue and the desire to make progress this partner of France Qatar. The Head of State takes advantage this moment to promote France’s image around the world. There is a time for everything: for diplomatic action, resolved on both sides (…) Today, the important thing is to keep the French team from controversy, focus on the athlete so they can find the second consecutive World Cup. »
Matuidi thanks to the Blues
The 2018 world champion came to visit his former teammates in the locker room after France-Morocco.
Griezmann, everywhere, all the time
14 World Cup victories for Deschamps
And 14! Benefiting from the victory of the French team against Morocco (2-1), Wednesday in the semi-finals of the World Cup, Didier Deschamps recorded his 14th victory as a coach in this competition. The Basque technician, who has been in office since the summer of 2012, now shows a ratio that puts him on the podium in the history of the competition. >> More information, click here <
France-Argentina = Mbappé vs Messi?
The battle has already begun before the final of this 2022 World Cup. Who is the best player in the world Kylian Mbappé or Lionel Messi? Antoine Griezmann and Aurélien Tchouaméni have two different opinions!
The tactical minutes after France-Morocco
It’s 10 o’clock, it’s time, like after every Blues match, for tactical minutes. Now, focus on Antoine Griezmann. The absence of Adrien Rabiot particularly unbalanced the tricolor midfield against the Atlas Lions. Griezmann was able to compensate and double his efforts, but often to the detriment of his role as a facilitator between defense and attack. >> To understand everything, click here <
25,000 people on the Champs-Elysées
About 25,000 people gathered on Wednesday night in Paris, on the Champs-Élysées, after the semi-final of the World Cup, according to the Paris police headquarters. In total, in the Paris area, 167 people were arrested, including 145 in Paris. Also in Paris, 40 people close to the ultra-right were arrested for “grouping to commit violence” and carrying prohibited weapons. At the national level (without the Paris conurbation), according to an initial report, the police reported 95 arrests and five police officers were injured. The night was marred by the death of a 14-year-old teenager in Montpellier (Hérault) who was hit “by a driver”. Update on the evening’s events after the France-Morocco match.
A virus in the Blues?
Cold, feverish … despite the sick, the Blues are “not anxious”
“He has three lungs”, Griezmann’s father was not surprised by his son’s performance
Alain Griezmann, father of the Blues’ number 7, confessed to BFMTV on Antoine Griezmann’s new role: “Am I discovering my son? Yes, his role is different. In Mâcon when he was young, he played in midfield and, when he grew up, he was put on strike. I’m not surprised. He’s a boy who sees the game before anyone else, he knows he’s going to give the ball the moment he receives it. He’s got three lungs, he runs, deals tackle him, it’s good for a team. »
Emmanuel Macron asked about his presence in Qatar
“I assume completely”, declared the President of the Republic upon his arrival in Brussels for a European summit. “Four years ago, I was behind the French team in Russia, I was behind them in Qatar”, continued Emmanuel Macron who attended France’s victory over Morocco on Wednesday night and again there. Sunday for the final against Argentina.
Headbutts and fireworks, the Blues’ first three finals
After its victory (2-0) against Morocco on Wednesday, France will play this Sunday against Argentina in the 4th World Cup final in its history. But before this, there were 1998, 2006, 2018… We went back to the previous three.
20.7 million viewers leading France-Morocco
Another audience record was broken by the French team. 20.7 million viewers watched the France-Morocco semi-final on Wednesday night (66.4% audience share, peak of 23.3 million). A record since 2016, all channels and all programs combined! That’s three million more than against England last Saturday.
“The group is good”
After 8:30 am, it’s time to go to work but still enjoy the victory of the Blues!
Update on evening events
After the Blues’ victory over Morocco (2-0), many supporters gathered throughout France to celebrate qualification for the World Cup final. There are very few incidents to be sad about, a teenager died in Montpellier.
The beautiful pictures of the joy of the Blues
“Freed from Desire”, Emmanuel Macron, burning the locker room and returning to the hotel… We have prepared all the best pictures of the Blues for you after their victory over Morocco yesterday. To discover here!
The front page of the Parisian
In case you forgot, we’re still in the World Cup final!
Moroccans are honored in their country
It’s hard not to think of the Atlas Lions when you wake up this morning…
Pogba tribute to Griezmann
Package for this World Cup, Paul Pogba watched the match from his living room and vibrated, like us, with the exploits of Antoine Griezmann. In an Instagram story, Paul Pogba was happy with the defensive role that his teammate in blue achieved wonderfully against Morocco, in the semi-final of the World Cup on Wednesday (2-0). With gratitude, Pogba wrote “Griezmann Kanté”, as if he called “Grizou” a holding midfielder. Read more here.
Day “on camera” for the Blues
To recover from their emotions, the Blues will be calm today. No media meetings, no public training: everything was behind closed doors. We are getting ready for the final.
The second title in a row?
World champions in 2018, the Blues will try to retain their title in the final against Argentina on Sunday (4 pm). Returning to the final four years later, a very rare performance. Brazil, in 1998 and 2002, succeeded.
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