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France-Argentina: the presidential delegation with Kimpembe, Kanté, Pogba but without Benzema


PARISIAN INFO. The President of the Republic will attend the World Cup final between France and Argentina this Sunday in

Four days after an express round trip to Doha to witness the victory of the Blues against Morocco in the semi-finals, the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron will make the trip to Qatar again this Sunday.

The Head of State will take his place in the stands of the Lusail stadium to support the French team against Argentina in the World Cup final, as he did in Russia four years ago and half.

With the success that we know.

According to our information, the first lady Brigitte Macron, absent during the semi-final, will this time be by her side.

She was also part of the victory of the Blues in 2018. In recent hours, the Elysée has been working on the names that would constitute the presidential delegation.

In addition to the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castera, the Head of State will once again be well supported.

Presnel Kimpembe, Paul Pogba, and N'Golo Kanté will be in the procession.

World champions in 2018 but forced to forfeit this World Cup, the three French internationals will take their place in the enclosure alongside the president.

Benzema will not be

As for other athletes, judoka Teddy Riner as well as former footballers Jean-Michel Larqué and Alain Giresse will be traveling to Qatar.

Already present on Wednesday for the semi-final, former boxer Brahim Asloum was again invited.

Note also the presence of Stéphanie Frappart.

The 39-year-old referee became the first woman to officiate a World Cup finals match in the Germany-Costa Rica match during the competition.

Egyptian mezzo-soprano Farrah El Dibany has also been invited to make the trip.

This member of the Academy of the National Opera of Paris had been chosen by President Macron to sing the Marseillaise after his re-election in April 2022.

Football consultants Laure Boulleau and Benoît Cheyrou will also be on the trip, as will the special forces soldier with both legs amputated, Thibaut Foray, already present in the semi-finals, and two teenagers from child welfare accompanied by their household director.

On the other hand, neither Laurent Blanc, nor Michel Platini nor Karim Benzema, invited, will be part of this delegation.

The presidential plane must take off this Saturday afternoon.

The guests will spend the night in Qatar before attending the final between Les Bleus and Albiceleste.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-12-17

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