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DIRECT. World Cup news: France wakes up in the final, Macron "fully assumes" his presence in Qatar


We now know the poster for the World Cup final, France-Argentina, Sunday (4 p.m.). The Blues came on Wednesday evening to the end of Morocco


Karim Benzema replayed with Real

Forfeited due to a tear in the left thigh, the 2022 Ballon d'Or resumed training and even played a friendly match with Madrid against Léganès (1-1). 

>> More information, click here <<


Meet the "false grandmother of Messi"

Since the beginning of the World Cup, this resident of Buenos Aires celebrates each victory of the Albiceleste in the street.

Within a few matches, the fan chant “La abuela, lalalalala” dedicated to her, went viral on social media.


The 100% blue French team

We already have the outfits for the World Cup final between France and Argentina.

As in 2018, and unlike all matches since the start of this World Cup, Didier Deschamps' men will be dressed all in blue, from jersey to socks.

The Albiceleste will play with his usual tunic. 


Kombouaré "happy for the boy" Kolo Muani

"Since when does he call me daddy?"

Ah never in life (laughs) ”, reacted the coach of FC Nantes in a press conference about a question about Randal Kolo Muani.

The former PSG coach was present in front of the media before a preparation match for the Canaries.

“Seeing him come in, I was surprised.

He was decisive, he prevented us from suffering.

We were proud, happy for him, his family.

I'm happy for the boy he is.

He's a good guy who deserves what's happening to him.

“, repeated Antoine Kombouaré.

The Nantes technician also mentioned the upcoming final against Argentina: “I see France winning, it's my dearest wish.

I love France, seeing my team win.

There are our children in this team.

We are fully behind them and proud of the Nantes school.



Relive the Blues evening in photos

Yes, the France team is still in the World Cup final...


PSG dominate the World Cup

The players of the capital club scored 13 goals in this 2022 World Cup, the best total for a club.

Without forgetting all the same the missed penalties of Pablo Sarabia, Carlos Soler or Marquinhos, the injuries of Danilo Pereira and Nuno Mendes…


The party on the Champs-Elysées in pictures


Di Maria available against France according to TyC Sports

Argentinian outlet TyC Sports claims Angel Di Maria could start in attack alongside Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez.

It is his teammate at Juventus Turin Leandro Paredes, holder against Croatia, who could take his place on the bench.


Mbappé in "full attack" mode?

The stat 'which hurts on the defensive withdrawal of Kylian Mbappé.

Unless it's an instruction from Didier Deschamps... 1 single defensive action in 477 minutes.

Lionel Messi, he made 9 in 570 minutes in this World Cup (1.42 action per game). 


Little message from Laurent Blanc for the Blues


Maestro Griezmann? 

We never tire of these images of joy in the locker room of the Blues…


Video: A crazy night in Paris 

The Blues won their semi-final 2-0 against Morocco on Wednesday and will play their second consecutive World Cup final in four years.

A historic feat that Parisians savored all evening in the streets of the capital, transformed for a few hours into a huge party.


"If it stops now, it will have had no meaning", the warning of one of the three referees present at the World Cup

Japan's Yoshimi Yamashita was one of the three female referees present for this 2022 World Cup. "It really opened up possibilities and I could see it happening in front of my eyes", explained to journalists in Tokyo, Yoshimi Yamashita, evoking the first meeting of a men's World Cup led by a woman, in this case Stéphanie Frappart.

“These are things that need to continue in the future.

If it stops now, it will have had no meaning.

I want to play a role in helping this to continue in the future, ”said the one who was 4th referee in six games of this World Cup.

The 36-year-old referee was the first woman to officiate an Asian Champions League match this year, following her J-League debut last year.


"There is a time for everything", the Minister of Sports defends Emmanuel Macron

Asked on BFMTV about the presence of the President of the Republic in Qatar, despite criticism of human rights and ecology, Amélie Oudéa-Castera defended Emmanuel Macron: "The team is achieving something of history, Didier Deschamps is a few meters from really entering the Pantheon of football.

It is a national team, the most important sport practiced by several million French people.

It's great that he is behind this team, that he has this closeness to the players, greets the minister.

“Without that this supporterism prevents the president from working politically: “This does not prevent a demanding diplomatic action, in the dialogue and the will to make progress this partner of France that is Qatar.

The leader of the

State takes advantage of this moment to carry the image of France in the world.

There is a time for everything: for diplomatic action, resolved bilaterally (…) Now, the important thing is to preserve the French team from controversy, to focus on the athlete so that they can go look for that second World Cup in a row.



Matuidi thanks the Blues

The 2018 world champion came to visit his former teammates in the locker room after France-Morocco.


France-Morocco, D+1


Griezmann, everywhere, all the time


14 World Cup victories for Deschamps

And 14!

Benefiting from the success of the French team against Morocco (2-1), Wednesday in the semi-finals of the World Cup, Didier Deschamps recorded a 14th victory as coach in this competition.

The Basque technician, in office since the summer of 2012, now displays a ratio that positions him on the podium in the history of the competition.

>> More information, click here <<


France-Argentina = Mbappé vs Messi?

The match has already started before the final of this 2022 World Cup. Who of Kylian Mbappé or Lionel Messi is the best player in the world?

Antoine Griezmann and Aurélien Tchouaméni have two very different opinions! 


The tactical minute after France-Morocco

It's 10 o'clock, it's time, as after each match of the Blues, for the tactical minute.

Today, focus on Antoine Griezmann.

The absence of Adrien Rabiot particularly unbalanced the tricolor midfield against the Atlas Lions.

Griezmann was able to compensate and redouble his efforts, but often to the detriment of his role as a facilitator between defense and attack. >> To understand everything, click here <<


25,000 people on the Champs-Elysées 

Some 25,000 people gathered Wednesday evening in Paris, on the Champs-Élysées, after the semi-final of the World Cup, according to the Paris police headquarters.

In total, in the Paris area, 167 people were arrested, including 145 in Paris.

Also in Paris, 40 people close to the ultra-right were arrested for "grouping to commit violence" and carrying prohibited weapons.

At the national level (without the Paris conurbation), according to an initial report, the police reported 95 arrests and five police officers injured.

The evening was bereaved by the death of a 14-year-old teenager in Montpellier (Hérault) hit "by a driver".

Update on the events of the night after the France-Morocco match. 


A virus among the Blues? 

Cold snap, feverish state ... despite the sick, the Blues "are not anxious"


"He has three lungs", Griezmann's father not surprised by his son's performance 

Alain Griezmann, father of number 7 of the Blues, confided on BFMTV on the new role of Antoine Griezmann: “Am I rediscovering my son?

Yes, he is in a different role.

In Mâcon when he was young, he played midfield and, when he grew up, he was put on strike.

I'm not surprised.

He is a boy who sees the game before the others, he knows he will give the ball away as soon as he receives it.

He has three lungs, he runs, he tackles, it's good for a team.



Emmanuel Macron questioned about his presence in Qatar

"I assume completely", declared the President of the Republic on her arrival in Brussels for a European summit.

"Four years ago I was behind the France team in Russia, I am behind them in Qatar", continued Emmanuel Macron who attended France's victory against Morocco on Wednesday evening and will be there again. Sunday for the final against Argentina.


Headbutts and fireworks, the first three finals of the Blues

After its victory (2-0) against Morocco on Wednesday, France will play this Sunday against Argentina the 4th World Cup final in its history.

But before this, there were 1998, 2006, 2018… We revisited the previous three.



20.7 million viewers ahead of France-Morocco

Another audience record broken by the France team.

20.7 million viewers watched the France-Morocco semi-final on Wednesday evening (66.4% audience share, peak at 23.3 million).

A record since 2016, all channels and all programs combined!

That's three million more than against England last Saturday. 


“The group is doing well”

Go past 8:30 am, it's time to go to work but also to still enjoy the victory of the Blues!


Update on the night's events

After the victory of the Blues against Morocco (2-0), many supporters gathered all over France to celebrate the qualification in the final of the World Cup.

So few incidents are to be deplored, a teenager however lost his life in Montpellier.


The beautiful images of joy of the Blues

“Freed from Desire”, Emmanuel Macron, locker room on fire and back to the hotel… We have concocted all the most beautiful images of the Blues for you after their victory against Morocco yesterday.

To discover here!


The front page of the Parisian

If you've forgotten, we're STILL in the World Cup final!


Moroccans honored in their country

It's hard not to have a thought for the Atlas Lions when you wake up this morning...


Pogba's tribute to Griezmann

Package for this World Cup, Paul Pogba watched the match from his living room and vibrated, like us, on the exploits of Antoine Griezmann.

In an Instagram story, Paul Pogba had fun with his teammate's wonderfully successful defensive role against Morocco in the semi-final of the World Cup on Wednesday (2-0).

With a grateful pout, Pogba wrote "Griezmann Kanté", as if he dubbed "Grizou" as a holding midfielder.

Read more here.


Day “in camera” for the Blues

To recover from their emotions, the Blues will be calm today.

No meetings with the media, no public training: everything is behind closed doors.

We are already preparing for the final.


A second title in a row?

World champions in 2018, the Blues will therefore try to retain their title in the final against Argentina on Sunday (4 p.m.).

Coming back to the final four years later, an extremely rare performance.

Brazil, in 1998 and 2002, had succeeded.


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