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Poll: Deschamps superstar and Karim Benzema expected, the French confident for the Blues before the Euro


EXCLUSIVE. According to an Ifop poll for "France-Pronos", a large majority of French people appreciate the work of Didier Deschamps as a select

The Blues and the French, it's a hell of a love story.

And like all love stories, there are ups and downs, times of euphoria and times of serenity.

And it is rather in the latter that we would locate the current state of the relationship, with regard to an Ifop poll for "France-Pronos" that we unveil exclusively.

If the French adore Didier Deschamps and are mostly delighted with the return of Karim Benzema to the France team, they still hear the start of the Euro to ignite as they had done three years ago, when the Blues had become world champions.

Here's what to take away from this survey.

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"Only Thomas Pesquet to compete with Deschamps"

If there is one who wins all the votes, it is Didier Deschamps.

Two out of three French people (66%) consider him to be a “good coach”.

Football fans even make him walk on water and vote for him at 93%.

“It's exceptional,” says the Ifop specialist.

Only Thomas Pesquet can compete with him at the moment in terms of popularity.

This figure of football fans, we do not see it anywhere else.

Even Jean-Jacques Goldman among fans of French varieties would not have so many votes.

“They are only 8% to find that the coach of the world champions is not the right man in the right place.

Benzema's comeback awaited

The French are a little divided on the return of Karim to the France team.

If the whole country is in favor of 56%, this figure climbs to 75% among football fans.

Figures that approach (62% for all French, 75% for amateurs) when asked Karim Benzema increases the chances of victory of the Blues.

On the other hand, 37% of French people say they are opposed to its presence.


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“Football is a summary of the world, thinks Thomas Pierre.

Benzema is a reflection of the debates in France on questions of identity.

“Thus, the Benzema case is particularly highly politicized: 75% of supporters of France Insoumise support his selection against 35% for those of the National Rally.

"A massive hope in victory"

Will the Blues be European champions as in 1984 and 2000?

The French are 22% to think so.

Football specialists increase the percentage to 45%.

Football specialists increase the percentage to 45%.

"It's very high," returns Thomas Pierre.

There is a strong general optimism.

The notable figure is that 43% of the French do not speak out.

This is the Covid effect: people do not yet all know that the Euro is coming soon.

But if France goes far, it will be when the restrictions are lifted and there will be an incredible festive effect.

There is massive hope in victory to celebrate the end of the Covid period.

»Only 3% of you think that the course will end in hens.

Sympathetic Blues, yes but ...

To the question: "Do you have sympathy for the France team?" ", The interviewed panel answered" yes "to 56%. Not a box. “There is a Covid effect that takes precedence over everything. People think less of football than in normal times, ”underlines Thomas Pierre, researcher at Ifop. You are 44% to answer "no" and even 24% to answer "not at all" Stranger still, the Blues of 2021 are less popular than those who left for the World Cup in Russia in 2018. There is three years, to this same question, 64% of French people said yes. This drop is surprising even if, in 2016, before the Euro in France, it was the majority of the no that won: 52-48.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2021-06-04

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