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Beyond the final result, find out what caught the attention of our special correspondents at the Education City Stadium in Doha on Wednesday evening.


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All good for Deschamps

We can say what we want about the poverty of the game developed during the first hour, or even of the final result, but the Blues got what they had come for at the Education City Stadium in Doha on Wednesday: obtaining first place in group D (the ranking here) and no injuries.

The rest is literature, even if some players missed the opportunity to score points (see elsewhere) and spectators and television viewers will certainly not keep an unforgettable memory of this match, won 1-0 by Tunisia on a goal by Wahbi Khazri.

The regulations are thus made, Didier Deschamps only used them when concocting an experimental 11.

In the end, this did not even distort the competition since despite their victory,

the Tunisians remain at the gates of the 8th finals.

It was neither beautiful nor pleasant, but the important thing is elsewhere.

On Sunday, the Tricolores, in full, will face Poland for a place in the quarter-finals.

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In defense, the boss was called Konaté

From the top of his five small selections, the defender of the Blues gave the impression of counting twenty times more on Wednesday evening.

Next to him, Raphaël Varane (89 caps), despite his encouragement, did not weigh very heavily, physically taken in sequences and clearly at fault on Khazri's goal in the second half.

Self-confident, intelligent in the game and his position, anxious to defend while advancing, hard on impact (1.94m, 95 kg), Ibrahima Konaté lived up to his coach's expectations.

Throughout the game, he was in charge of a desperate defense, with Disasi on the right and Camavinga on the left, not at all used to playing in this role.

But the Liverpool defender did not take umbrage, assuming his responsibilities perfectly.

A tough match.

And if

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Anything but a political event

atmosphere of fire

As has been the case since the start of the competition and during matches against Denmark and Australia, Tunisian fans came out in force to support the Carthage Eagles on Wednesday.

And as in the previous outings of their proteges, they set fire to the stands.

Of course, we could talk about the whistles against the Marseillaise.

Nothing really bad, a folklore that we have the right to disapprove of, no more.

for the rest, the Tunisian fans will miss the World Cup for the rest of the tournament.


Hairdressers, simply apprentices

Of course, Didier Deschamps did not help anyone by carrying out an almost complete facelift of his team (9 changes at the kick-off compared to the match against Denmark) on Wednesday evening against the Carthage Eagles.

Is this however a reason to have seen such a weakness in the game?

In defense, Axel Disasi, launched as a right-back for his first cap and Eduardo Camavinga, catastrophic in the first half hour, have extenuating circumstances.

But the others?

Jordan Veretout and Mattéo Guendouzi have clearly shown their limit at this level.

Let it be said clearly, they can thank the absent, otherwise they would never have set foot in Doha.

Youssouf Fofana disappointed in the large widths, in the impact, the

influence in the game or his behavior on Khazri's goal - he was still in the process of contesting an arbitration decision while the Montpellier player was on goal - will not fail to be reminded of him by the coach in the coming hours.

Kingsley Coman did no good while Randal Kolo Muani was far too lonely to exist.

The conclusion is clear.

Deschamps and his staff cannot count on everyone.

Some really don't have the level.

Deschamps and his staff cannot count on everyone.

Some really don't have the level.

Deschamps and his staff cannot count on everyone.

Some really don't have the level.

Read alsoTunisia-France: the Blues will file a complaint with FIFA after the goal denied to Griezmann

Referee red card

What did the referee of the match, the New Zealander Matthew Conger, stung?

We are at the end of added time when the Blues are rewarded for their efforts with this goal from Antoine Griezmann.

Everyone believed in it, the French, the Tunisians and… said Mr. Conger, who gave the kick-off then the final whistle before reviewing the images.

What is not frankly authorized in the manuals.

The rest, we know, Grizou's goal was canceled due to offside.

There too, one can wonder.

Admittedly, the Atlético player is offside at the start of the action, but he seems to be put back into play by the clearance of the head of a Tunisian.


A player in an offside position who receives a ball played deliberately by an opponent is not considered to derive any advantage from his position

", can we read in the regulations in force, specifying that this exception does not apply. not "

in case of deliberate rescue by an adversary


An ambiguous notion, which leaves room for interpretation.

But Montassar Talbi is still, at the latest news, in control of his gestures, he was not possessed by an evil entity when he placed his headbutt in order to clear, even if it was not a pass towards Griezmann.

Moreover, the FFF has undertaken to "

write a complaint following Antoine Griezmann's goal wrongly disallowed from (his) point of view.

This complaint must be sent to Fifa within 24 hours of the end of the match


Source: lefigaro

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