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Macron, the third star of the Lusail final, goes without Benzema and under the impact of 'Qatargate'


The final has, before beginning, a third star: Emmanuel Macron. The French president already enjoyed the title in the box of the Luzhniki Stadium, in 2018, in a...

The final has, before starting, a third star:

Emmanuel Macron


The French president already enjoyed the title in the box of the Luzhniki Stadium, in 2018, in a complicity that gave much to talk about with

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic

, former president of Croatia.

Those were different times in Moscow.

Now he wants to do it again in Qatar, a place where many political leaders have avoided visualizing themselves, and the proof was the inaugural ceremony, a month ago, which was attended almost exclusively by Arab leaders.

Success, however, is too tempting to pass up.

Macron flies to Doha for the second time, after attending the semifinal, and he does so accompanied by a delegation of distinguished French athletes.

Alain Giresse

or the former boxing champion

Brahim Asloum

will be among his companions, to whom the French president wanted to add some of the footballers absent due to injury in the French squad.

Therefore, Pogba



, champions in 2018, and


, who had to leave the French concentration before the start of the tournament

, come in the entourage .

It does not, however,

Karim Benzema


The Madrid player did not like something, in a new disagreement with his team, after leaving the concentration due to an injury, and

Didier Deschamps

did not like something .

The player would have requested his return, according to what was published by the French press, to which the coach would have refused.

Yesterday, Deschamps was specific: «If I do not answer the questions about Karim, you will say that I am angry.

There are players who have been injured before the World Cup and Benzema was one of them.

The last one,

Lucas Hernandez


From there he had 24 footballers.

Putting the focus on others is uncomfortable, to say the least.

I don't deal with the invitations to players, former players or injured, I don't know who will come.

We have all lost out with these injuries.

They were all part of the beginning of the adventure, but tomorrow there will be 24”.

Benzema, later, responded in networks with a laconic "I'm not interested."

The visits to Macron's parties have provoked criticism in the French opposition, understanding that they are inconvenient, just when a case of corruption in the European Parliament in which the emirate would be implicated is being investigated.

The 'grandeur' of the final, however, weighs more than the 'Qatargate' for the president of France.

The next day, he will travel from Doha to Jordan to participate in a summit on security in Iraq together with political leaders from the countries in the area.

Macron was also unable to convince

Alberto Fernández

, president of Argentina, in a telephone conversation, who decided to watch the final from his home.

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Source: elmuldo

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