we heard the Marseillaise in the stands yesterday: did the French supporters come in large numbers to Qatar? and more generally, what is the atmosphere between the supporters at the start of the World Cup?
“Let’s be honest, it wasn’t the mood of the year. You could hear the players talking, shouting, communicating. We were far from the crazy atmosphere of Argentina-Saudi Arabia earlier in the day. There were still French supporters, with the group of “French Irresistibles”, always present, who celebrated the victory with the players who came to greet them in front of the stand. The Federation announces the sale of 3303 tickets for French residents and / or nationals for this meeting. »
With a new injured in an already decimated tricolor camp, how is the morale of the Blues?
“All the players thought of Lucas Hernandez directly after the game. In the locker room, we had few illusions for the future and the exams confirmed our fears… “it’s starting to do a lot” said captain Hugo Lloris to us last night. After Christopher Nkunku and Karim Benzema, it is a third member of the family that the Blues have just lost. It’s a difficult moment, one more, because Lucas is someone very appreciated by the group. He will leave them during the day after spending time with them this morning. The whole team wants to move forward and win for him too. We feel a close-knit group, united and which does not disunite despite the repeated glitches. »
Let’s go for questions to Stéphane and Benjamin!
Our special envoys answer you from Doha
In a few minutes, our special envoys will answer your questions live from Doha.
They are finishing a little coffee and taking notice of the questions you are asking. In a few minutes, Stéphane Bianchi and Benjamin Quarez, two of our special correspondents in charge of covering the French team, will answer you.
We are still waiting for goals
The tackle of the Minister of Sports at Le Graët
Global or not, the tension between the FFF and the Ministry of Sports does not diminish. “What annoys me is when I hear President Le Graët say that he is perfectly calm”, launched Amélie Oudéa-Castera on the set of Télématin this Wednesday about the ongoing investigation of the breast of the federation.
“There is an audit in progress. It will end soon enough. I am perfectly serene about its outcome, ”explained the boss of the FFF in an interview with L’Équipe.
Our France-Australia tactical debrief
Ask your questions to our special envoys
Questions about the Blues? Life in Qatar? The atmosphere of this World Cup? Ask your questions in this live to two of our special correspondents, Stéphane Bianchi and Benjamin Quarez. They will answer you from 1:30 p.m.
Two French people at a press conference at 3:30 p.m.
Defender Dayot Upamecano and striker Ousmane Dembélé, starters against Australia on Tuesday, will answer questions from the media from 3:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. on site). A press conference to follow in this live.
Known Morocco-Croatia compositions
Hakim Ziyech and Achraf Hakimi are holders in the ranks of the Atlas Lions. The Croats present themselves with a formidable Modric-Brozovic-Kovacic midfielder. Nice opposition in perspective.
Morocco-Croatia, it’s in less than an hour
Keylor Navas enters the running
Poland really not varnished
If you think you missed this stat, know that Poland sadly entered the history of the World Cup on Tuesday against Mexico (0-0). The Poles missed penalties three times in a row in the competition with this miss from Lewandowski which comes after those of Zurawski in 2002 and Deyna in 1978. A first since Opta analyzed the competition in 2006.
Audience record for the Blues
12.53 million people followed the victory of the French team over Australia on Tuesday evening on TF1. This is the record of the year for the first channel, with more than 48% audience share.
Exams for Harry Kane
Gala’s “Freed from Desire” has its success in Qatar
The hit of the 90s resonates in Doha for moments of collective joy, like here that of the Saudi fans after their historic victory over Argentina (2-1). Gala was appreciated and even retweeted the video on his official account.
“It will be another story against the Danes”
Discover the notes of the blues
Who was the best Frenchman against Australia in the eyes of one of our sent specials? Who missed his subject? You will know it by reading the notes of this France-Australia.
The Blues in support of Lucas Hernandez
Victim of a rupture of the cruciate ligaments of the right knee, the left side of the Blues is forfeited for the rest of the competition. The news saddens his partners, who saw him leave the lawn in the 13th minute. We tell you about the pain of the Blues for Lucas Hernandez in this article.
What’s beautiful today?
The Blues have made a success of their entry into lice, but the World Cup obviously continues its frantic pace. Four matches are again on the program, with in particular the debut of Morocco, and the entry into the running of Germany, Spain or Belgium. We tell you everything in this program.
And otherwise ? It’s blue skies!
Besides Hernandez’s injury, the France team can take full positives from their victory yesterday. Jumble:
- the performance of Olivier Giroud, which equals the number of goals in the French team of Titi Henry (to read here)
- The Olympic form of Kylian Mbappé
- The new dimension of Adrien Rabiot (to read here)
Lucas Hernandez, a real blow
Before repairing the victory of the Blues and the program of the day, the freshest information, fell in the middle of the night in Doha: the World Cup is well over for Lucas Hernandez, victim of a rupture of the cruciate ligament of the knee. All the Blues and Didier Deschamps expressed their support for the 2018 world champion, replaced yesterday for his brother.
Hi there !
And welcome home for this Wednesday, November 23. We are better this morning than yesterday at 7 p.m. after the nice victory of the Blues at the opening of the World Cup. A great day of football still awaits us today.