The French team spreads its wings, Portugal will see the eighth, Iran has the right to dream … this is the small newspaper of the World Cup
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With the ticket in hand since Saturday, France face Tunisia with dynamic and unsettling substitutes to keep in a yet-to-be-decided poster before moving on to the World Cup last 8 this Wednesday, November 30 (4pm). The alleged “barbers” are on the starting blocks before the cabbage matches! This ungrateful nickname and substitutes are not to the liking of the coach. After two convincing victories over Australia (4-1) and Denmark (2-1), The Blues have the ability to rotate.
France still have to secure top spot in Group D. A draw or even a loss will be enough for Australia if they don’t get a big win over Denmark at the same time. But beyond the qualification, above all, it is necessary to prolong the euphoria of the promising start of the tournament.
The coach will thus rotate and give Mandanda playing time in front of him in goal, Pavard on the right, Camavinga on the left, Guendouzi and Fofana in midfield and Thuram up front. Although Mbappe is anxiously driven to continue his pursuit of goals in the collective interest…
“SENAFS” AND “RICANS” ARE BACK
USA vs. Netherlands, England vs. Senegal, these are the first posters of the eighth
: The favourites, the English, the Dutch and the Senegalese secured their qualification this Tuesday, November 29, in Qatar, where the Americans ousted the Iranians in a poster with strong geopolitical resonance. Iran relived the heartache of a World Cup first-round defeat for the sixth attempt, losing to Team USA (1-0) thanks to Christian Pulisic (38th) at Team Melli al-Thumama Stadium.
Here is a good indicator for the “soccer” country four years before the World Cup, which was jointly hosted by the USA, Canada and Mexico in the round of 16 of the World Cup, as in 2010 and 2014.
In the next round, Team USA will face Netherlands’ Louis van Gaal, who easily qualified with a 2-0 win over Qatar, was already eliminated before the match and finished the tournament with an unprecedented zero score for the host nation. . The Dutch team thrived thanks to the impressive Cody Gakpo (27th) and Frenkie De Jong (49th) who joined the top scorers with three goals.
For SenegalTwenty years on from the 2002 saga, it has taken two decades to see a World Cup play-off through to the quarters.
The African champions beat Ecuador 2-1, with Ismail Sarr scoring from the penalty spot (44th) and Kalidou Koulibaly (70th) before Moises Caicedo equalized shortly after (67th). Senegal’s qualification restores the image of African football, which did not finish eighth in 2018. The Senegalese lions will face the English “Three Lions” of Marcus Rashford, the author of the double (50, 68) in the 3rd round of England. -0 win over weak Wales. Phil Foden also scored (51st) to confirm the European runners-up’s place in the knockout stages.
Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Herve Renard… Some important heroes of the start of the World Cup could be on the ground after the final games of Group C between Poland and Argentina on the one hand and Saudi Arabia and Mexico on the other (20.00) this Wednesday, November 30. . “Messi, I study you!” I can’t wait to face Argentina! », On Saturday, Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny started, he saved a magnificent double from the penalty spot in the decisive (2-0) against Saudi Arabia. For this, it will be necessary to reach the 8th final. It will be the same against Poland. But with a draw, the Argentines will be in danger.
on his side, Saudi Arabia is in a fairly favorable position. A win over Mexico will surely see them qualify. Even a draw could be enough for him in the case of Poland’s success or a huge victory for Argentina. A round of 16 appearance would be the first time for Hervé Renard’s Falcons since 1994. But the Mexicans have not resigned…
Stephanie Frappart will be the first female referee to officiate the decisive Germany v Costa Rica men’s World Cup match this Thursday, December 1 (20:00) at Al Beit Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. French referee Salima Mukansanga of Rwanda and Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita are among the three women selected among the thirty-six field referees for this World Cup. The other three are on the linemen list.
A DJORKAEFF HID ONE
Youri Djorkaeff promised it before the World Cup started and he kept talking. This Tuesday, November 29, on the sideline of Ecuador-Senegal, the former world champion of the Blues (1998) met Djorkaeff Reasco, part of the Ecuadorian selection, christened as a sign of respect for the French.