French football on a field of ruins before France-Austria – Liberation


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FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, a controversial worldcase

Extortion, communitarianism, harassment, physical violence… The outside world has got their hands on the tricolor round ball which thought it was unattainable, while the France team will play a useless match this Thursday evening in a League of Nations of which it is already eliminated.

No one understood at the time. The captain of the Blues, Hugo Lloris, not only a man of few words, or rather someone who is frightened by words, but also a hybrid between the player and the political representation of the latter, believing he is carrying a burden of the size of a planet. And on September 13, in a corridor of the José-Alvalade XXI stadium in Lisbon, the goalkeeper, who had just lost (0-2) a Champions League match with his London club Tottenham, agreed to answer a question outside context. “I do not have all the elements concerning the accusations of dysfunction [de la Fédération française de foot], so I don’t know if this is all true. In any case, two months before the World Cup, it’s important to stay united and focused on our objectives. We will need all our strength, all our energies. It’s a little too scattered right now. I think the international window will do us good. Even if there will be no stakes and a lot of important absentees, it will be good to meet up to reunite a little. Especially since we parted in June on negative feelings. The Blues receive the Austrian selection this Thursday at the Stade de France in a match – where Lloris will not play due to injury – without importance for two reasons: the League of…

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