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France-Morocco: Slimani, Debbouze, Semoun... Artists whose Franco-Moroccan heart swings


Wednesday evening, during the semi-final of the World Cup, France will face Morocco. A heartbreaking game for many football fans.

The hearts of celebrities of Moroccan origin will be shared on Wednesday evening during the semi-final of the World Cup between France and Morocco, but they lean more towards the Atlas Lions after their historic qualification for the last four.

Writers Tahar Ben Jelloun and Leïla Slimani say it: they really want to see their native country qualify for the final.

Comedian Jamel Debbouze is the most shared: on social networks, he showed his joy at each victory for France and Morocco.

Since it is known that the two teams will meet, he remains silent.

Leïla Slimani, writer

“Whatever happens, I will have won

,” said the Goncourt 2016 prize on Tuesday, to the sports daily L'Équipe.

“The team is the image of what is most beautiful in Morocco: warmth, solidarity, endurance.

I am proud of my country (...) I hope Morocco will win and go to the final.

Morocco remains the team of my


, but I would be happy if France wins”

, she confided this weekend to the Journal du Dimanche.

Tahar Ben Jelloun, writer

“A team like the Atlas Lions is capable of going far, very far.

She is driven by a fierce will to win, a determination that makes her strong, unbeatable"

, he confided to Le Monde (...)

"I may say 'May the best win', I feel me a new kind of emotion, the one aroused in me by the land of my birth, my origins, my deep roots".

Elie Semoun, comedian

“I have Moroccan blood running through my veins through my father, all my family is from Morocco, my best friends too, like Gad Elmaleh.

I will obviously be divided.

If Morocco wins, I would be happy

,” he told Le Parisien.

“A friend who lives in Casablanca told me that it was madness there, the 24-hour party.

Just for that, I would be a little unhappy if Morocco lost, even if I think France will win


Jamel Debbouze, comedian

“Two victories to seek for history.

DIMA MAGHRIB (Long live Morocco, editor's note).


, he tweeted on Saturday before the quarter-finals.

The comedian also shared an undated photo on Instagram of him sitting on a sofa, alongside Paris Moroccan international SG Achraf Hakimi and his club teammate and great friend Kylian Mbappé, star of Les Bleus, commenting:

"Only football provides these feelings"

, adding blue-white-red hearts.

And before this semi-final became a reality, he told beIN Sports last week that he wanted to see this match while being faced with a dilemma.

“I wouldn't know how to live this moment between France and Morocco, it would be as if my father were playing against my mother.

It's impossible, it's a very, very complicated dilemma

," he said.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2022-12-14

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