Ruining children’s dreams, the Blues mission, new heartless football selection

From our Special Envoy in Doha,

“When they come to town, everyone changes sidewalks, they don’t look like men but they are scary to look at”. Don’t ask us why, but when we thought of this role angle, this song by our late Daniel Balavoine, and the imagination it awakened in us, came directly to our mind. Yes, that’s it, the French team of Didier Deschamps is a bunch of dirty people who don’t necessarily play the ball well but beat everything in their path without the slightest remorse. Like hooligans scrambling for the convertible a brave 50-year-old has paid for over the years as a reward for a lifetime of hard work. Just like that, for fun.

Because that’s what the French will do on Sunday in the World Cup final against Argentina. Destroy a lifelong ambition, Leo Messi’s desire to become world champion for the first time in his career, and kill without a doubt the hopes of an entire people who only lived for it for a few weeks. Just look at the videos circulating on social networks since the Albiceleste’s victory over Croatia to understand the state of dementia that has gripped the whole of Argentina in recent hours. They are clearly unprepared for what could happen to them on Sunday if the French win again.

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May the little English supporter, who was caught on camera in the quarter-final against England, with her big crocodile tears, be reassured that she won’t be crying alone for a few hours. Many millions more will follow if the Blues complete their evil deed, winning a second World Cup with the clinical coolness we know them to be when it comes time for the high masses of world football, a mixture of West Germany of the 80s and modern Real Madrid in C1. And just like four years ago in the final against Croatia, the Blues and their proud men will be on their own against the rest of the world. Well, almost, if we are to believe Walid Regragui, the latest victim of the tricolor zonard, who declared on Wednesday night in a press conference that “now they are behind us”. But he’s from Corbeil-Essones, that’s useless.

“You will have time to win over others, you”

For the rest, we have not met a single foreigner who is not behind Leo Messi’s band. For Leo Messi. For freelance journalist Wataru Funaki, Japan does not need to force itself to choose sides. Paris Saint-Germain number 30 is an absolute star in the land of the rising sun and on Sunday they will be in blue and white. “I want to see Messi become world champion with my own eyes,” he exclaimed, his eyes sparkling. He almost fulfilled his childhood dream eight years ago in the final against Germany but unfortunately it went wrong. This is his last chance to be a world champion like Maradona. The story couldn’t be better. Messi can be God. And then you, you already won the World Cup four years ago, that’s fine. And you will have time to win more than Mbappé. For the Argentines, this will be their last chance with Messi. »

It’s true that, on paper, the storytelling makes sense. Imagine, even the English would put aside their historical dispute about the Falkland Islands for the beautiful eyes of the Flea. Charlotte Harpur, of The Athletic.

“Ako, my heart leans for France because I have affinities with your country,” she told us in perfect French. But otherwise, everyone in England is behind Messi as this is his last World Cup. The English want to believe in this wonderful fairy tale. Afterwards, I know that if France wins, some will be reassured by saying “well, maybe we made it to the quarter-finals but we lost to the winners, that’s fine”. »

We also asked the Belgian comedian Alex Vizorek, more on principle because we already know his answer in advance, knowing that the poor guy never really recovered from the elimination of the Red Devils in the semi-finals there four years old in Russia . “I was born in 81, at a time, in Belgium, quite unprincipled, and because the French were probably more arrogant at that time, we were for the enemy of France no matter what. , he said. You would have played North Korea, we did our hair like Kim Jong-un without any problem. So I’m Moroccan on Wednesday, I’m English last week and I’ll be Argentinian on Sunday, that’s mandatory, epidermal. While all my friends are French, I live in France, I pay my taxes in France… If the Germans come back I will defend you, but on a football pitch, no, that is not possible (laughs)! »

South America is united behind Messi

On the Colombian side, journalist Oscar Castillo Vaquero expressed “South American solidarity” and explained that “Argentina will represent all the people of South America in this World Cup on Sunday. “Leo Messi needs to be rewarded for everything he has given to football for over twenty years,” he added. To complete this vox pop, we couldn’t help but ask a Brazilian colleague for his opinion. They, the neighbors and close rivals of the Argentinians, will not bow to the diktat of happy ending all the same! Hey well if… Well, for a good part at least.

“A lot of people in Brazil are fed up because the last time a South American country won the World Cup was in 2002, it’s been 20 years,” Fernando Valeca recalled. So, even if it is hard to support Argentina, a victory means that South America is still in the game. If the Blues win, the Europeans will complete 24 years of world domination and that, in Brazil, will be hard to pass up. »

Not to mention that France’s victory will take us to the Seleçao and Italy, the only countries in history to win two consecutive World Cups. “That also has a role, he agrees. Because I can assure you that this performance of 58 and 62 is a national pride for us. Only we and Italy, 100 years ago, have done this in the world. And I think the Brazilians fear being relegated behind the Blues at this point too. “It can make a lot of people feel comfortable on Sunday around 6 pm

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