The springboard or the ravine.
A start of drunkenness or deep sadness.
The deal is clear and totally binary for the France team before starting
“a new competition”
, as Didier Deschamps has been harping on since the end of the first round.
Facing a Poland (Sunday at 4 p.m., TF1, beIN Sports) well within their reach and which, without its goalkeeper (Wojciech Szczesny) or its star striker (Robert Lewandowski), would really not look like much (1 victory, 1 draw and 1 defeat in the group stage, only 2 goals scored), the defending champions have no choice but to validate their ticket for the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
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Without playing the ominous birds, an elimination, after the failure of the Euro, would sweep away the seductive first round glimpsed (let's forget the defeat against Tunisia conceded by a France B team) with the sketch of a team, the beginnings of a great collective force and would above all cause turbulence...
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