Denmark has no official representative in Qatar
If the Danish team leaves on Tuesday for Qatar, no member of the government or the royal family will travel for the opening ceremony.
The players’ families won’t go there either, according to the DBU, the Danish federation. Those selected had to give up their flocked jerseys with a message to defend human rights, but the players will still wear faded logo shirts, as a sign of “protest” against the Qatari World Cup.
France, Brazil and England “a little above” according to Messi
Lionel Messi names his favourites. “Every time we talk about the candidates (for the title), we talk about the same teams. If I have to put a few above the others, I think Brazil, France and England are a bit above the rest,” said the PSG star in an interview published by Conmebol on Monday. .
Regarding Argentina, the seven-time Ballon d’Or is cautious: “We are full of hope, we have a very good team that is very motivated but we have to go step by step. We know that it is not easy World Cup groups. »
Which Denmark against the Blues?
Team France’s second opponent, Denmark announced the final five players on its roster on Sunday. Kasper Hjulmand first called up 21 footballers, including Yussuf Poulsen and Christian Norgaard.
Christian Eriksen and several former Ligue 1 players, from Simon Kjaer to Kasper Dolberg, will lead this team.
The Blues in support of NGOs in the protection of human rights
The France team and Generation 2018 published a letter in which the Blues said they were sensitive to “alerts from NGOs and associations” on the issue of human rights in Qatar. If they remember their determination, the French players remember their “attachment to respect for human rights and (their) rejection of any form of discrimination”.
“After collective reflection, we therefore decided to support NGOs working for the protection of human rights, through the Generation 2018 endowment fund, where all the players of the 2022 selection and the members of staff is relevant,” he said. stated in the press release.
An action against the World Cup in Qatar before the FFF
Activists from the “Young Communists” gathered in front of the FFF headquarters to “denounce the complicit silence of Noël Le Graët and the players of the French team on what is happening in Qatar”.
Luis Enrique, “streamer” coach
The La Roja coach announced on Twitter that he will stream during the World Cup and tell the backstage story of the life of the Spanish team. The former FC Barcelona coach wants to “establish a more direct, more spontaneous, unfiltered relationship” with Spain’s supporters. Let’s expect his team to do well. Historically he never had to debrief other teams’ matches too quickly during his lifetime.
Stars don’t want to lend their voice to Qatar
After Dua Lipa, Rod Stewart refused to sing at the World Cup in Qatar. The Briton revealed to The Times that he turned down an offer of more than $1million. According to the rock star, performing in Qatar “wasn’t the right thing to do”.
The Blues trained
The French team had its first training session on Monday night after the reunion in Clairefontaine. In view of the images shared by the federation, the thermal shock is likely to be brutal when it arrives in Qatar.
Clauss encouragement for the Blues
Mute since announcing the France team list, Jonathan Clauss, who was not selected for the World Cup, sent a message of support to the Habs on Instagram. “I wish my team to win this 2022 edition. It’s for us guys. »
The right piston is a victim of Didier Deschamps’ choice of system: the defense in 4 that is less suited to his offensive impulses. The man with six selections consoled himself with Marseille’s victory at the Rock on Sunday (3-2): “The victory against Monaco reminds me that you should never give up and that hard work always pays off. Such is the life of an athlete: fall, get up, come back and win again. »
The Castillo imbroglio, not on the Ecuadorian list
Aligned in eight qualifying matches in the Amsud zone, Byron Castillo will not go to the World Cup. A surprise. The side has been at the center of a controversy regarding his nationality. Chile and Peru took CAS to cancel Ecuador’s qualification. Sports justice considers that Castillo can be aligned because the Ecuadorian authorities “recognize” the defender “as an Ecuadorian citizen”, although he was born in Colombia.
The Ecuadorian Federation still has to pay a fine of 100,650 euros and will start the next qualifying campaign with 3 penalty points.
Go back to the first day of the rally
Package and surprise guests, not everything went according to plan at Clairefontaine. Presnel Kimpembe, bothered by his Achilles tendon, will not go to Qatar and Axel Disasi has replaced him according to the number. Marcus Thuram celebrated his return to the blue house which he has not seen since Euro 2021.
Deschamps and Hugo Lloris lent themselves to the press conference game. In particular, there was a question about human rights and the “One love” armband.
Neymar admires his approach
The group is living well, including Neymar’s right foot. The Brazilian selection has launched a competition of amortization between its players. Neymar controls a balloon released by a drone 35 meters high. The gesture was celebrated with joy by its 25 Auriverde partners.
Benzema kept 19, Mbappé 10
There is no KB9 in Qatar but KB19. The Golden Ball retained the number 19 while Olivier Giroud will wear 9. Kylian Mbappé will wear the historic number 10 of the French team. Among the latest arrivals, Disasi inherited 3 and Marcus Thuram 26. Mattéo Guendouzi recovered 6 from Paul Pogba and Youssouf Fofana 13 from N’Golo Kanté.
Axel Disasi arrived on Monday afternoon
Last called up from the Didier Deschamps list, Axel Disasi still arrived yesterday at Clairefontaine. The Monegasque central defender replaced Presnel Kimpembe, package for the World Cup. Pre-summoned in September, Disasi has yet to experience a rally with the France A team.
FIFA calls for truce in Ukraine
Gianni Infantino has called for a ceasefire between Ukraine and Russia. The FIFA president wants to stop the war in time for the World Cup. “We are not too naive to think that football can solve the problems of the world,” he conceded during a lunch for the G20 leaders meeting in Bali, not forgetting to praise the unifying role of the ball.
Ecuador released its list, the 32 known teams
Ecuador are the latest selection to publish their list as they open the competition against Qatar next Sunday (5 pm). Trojan Jackson Porozo joined the other “Europeans” Moises Caicedo and Pervis Estupinan (Brighton), Piero Hincapié (Leverkusen) or Enner Valencia (Fenerbahçe).
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