LIVE – France v Argentina: No new virus cases between Blues

About 50,000 Argentine fans were expected at the Lusail stadium

According to our information, the organizers expect 40,000-50,000 Argentine fans to support the Albiceleste against France at the Lusail Stadium (88,966 seats). South American fans especially planned to come with 4,000 balloons, 6,000 flags and ten 40-meter strips. A warm atmosphere in perspective.

With LJ and NP

Biathlon before the final for Aimé Jacquet

France 1998 coach Aimé Jacquet is in Le Grand Bornand this Sunday for the Biathlon World Cup round. “Great passion,” said the coach of the world champions, who is loyal to the French biathlon stage, where he comes to every edition.

Aimé Jacquet then planned to leave the biathlon stadium at the end of the women’s mass start at around 15:00 to “watch the match properly”, but did not say where she would watch the match.

Aimé Jacquet – Biathlon © RMC Sport

Julian Richard

The Blues are having dinner

The same menu as the quarter finals for the dining blues… the meal was made to your liking: pasta or rice, mashed potatoes, chicken or fish. Now it’s time for a siesta.

Midday update on the Blues jersey situation

At noon, all is well for the French team, which has just had lunch. There are no new virus infections among 24 players. Despite everything, the medical staff remains very concerned about the last minor injuries that did not prevent some players from taking their places.

PA and FH

Giroud asked questions about his health before the final

Olivier Giroud’s health remains a question mark until this afternoon’s final. According to our information, the Milan striker, like many of his partners, is experiencing little discomfort from the sequence of very high-level matches since the beginning of the season. He’s not alone in this, and that won’t stop him from applying for the position.

The choice is in the hands of Didier Deschamps. As RMC Sport revealed on Saturday, the coach used two different animations in training yesterday. One with Olivier Giroud in the foreground. The other is Marcus Thuram on the left and Kylian Mbappe in front.

Fabrice Hawkins with the cell of the French team

Macron will meet with Infantino and the Emir of Qatar

Emmanuel Macron, who is already ready to take part in the semifinals of the 2022 World Cup against Morocco (2:0) on Wednesday, will also play in the final against Argentina this Sunday (4:00). The President of the Republic will meet with the President of FIFA and the Emir of Qatar, Tamim Al Thani, at the Gianni Infantino Stadium.

Loic Briley

Farrah El Dibany will sing La Marseillaise tonight

Opera singer Farrah El Dibany will perform “La Marseillaise” in tonight’s final. He arrived with the presidential delegation and will train at Lusail Stadium at 10 am. He is widely known for singing the national anthem at the Champs-de-Mars during his re-election as president.


Riner: “We feel the tension rising”

Guest of BFMTV and Teddy Riner, who was in Qatar to participate in the France-Argentina final, expressed his thoughts about this great meeting. “We feel the tension rising, even us who are just fans, sports fans. How it must be in the dressing room, in the minds of the players. We are approaching a great final. France-Argentina, a legendary game. .It’s a dream. I’m used to great moments. We have to focus It’s not because we have a great team that we will win. Argentina has a great team.

The two-time Olympic champion and multiple world champion even made a prediction: “If I had to make a prediction, it would be 3-1 for France. I hope it will be in our favor.”

More information here.

Macron’s message to the Blues before the final

“Are we doing it again?” Emmanuel Macron encouraged the Blues with these words before the final. The President of the Republic will be in Qatar to participate in the France-Argentina game, having already participated in the match against Morocco.

Benzema rejected Macron’s invitation to the final

Will Karim Benzema be at Lusail Stadium to watch the final between France and Argentina this Sunday? According to our information, the center forward of “Real Madrid” did not want to board the presidential plane at the invitation of Emmanuel Macron.

“Let the best win, let Messi win,” writes the Argentine press

It’s a mixture of fever and excitement driving Argentina’s media as this Sunday’s 2022 World Cup final between France and Albiceleste (4pm) approaches. Everyone dreams of a third world title and a unique joy for Lionel Messi.

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Pogba and Kante in Macron’s squad for the final

Presnel Kimbempe, N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba, the 2018 world champions but forced to miss out on this 2022 edition, will be in Qatar to watch the France-Argentina final on Sunday. On the one hand, Emmanuel Macron, on the other hand, several athletes and personalities were invited by the FFF.

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How Scaloni took the Albiceleste to the final

Lionel Scaloni, who was jeered at his induction in 2018, could win a third star on Sunday, equaling Cesar Luis Menotti and Carlos Bilardo, the architects of the legendary 1978 and 1986 coronations.

Appointed in charge of a team four years ago, after struggling against France in the quarter-finals of the then World Cup in Russia, the former international (seven caps between 2003 and 2006) overcame the doubts surrounding him. his job, he was only an assistant to Jorge Sampaoli at Sevilla and the national team after starting his career under the age of 14 at an amateur club in Majorca, a novice who had never been a head coach before. His suitability for the position was not obvious to everyone.

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These French rebels supporting Argentina

Didier Deschamps’ Blues will need all the support they can get to overcome Argentina’s Lionel Messi in the World Cup final against Argentina this Sunday at 4pm. But some French fans who are fans of the PSG striker or admire the Albiceleste prefer to line up behind the Argentines.

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Pogba’s message of support for Les Bleus

Paul Pogba sent a message to his French teammates: “Well done guys, in the World Cup final for the second time in a row. I give you all my support, all my strength. The final, you know, is not played. won! I wish you the best, dare you, go Blues!”

Gignac’s support for the Blues

Before the Blues final at RMC, André-Pierre Gignac expressed his support for the French team. Lionel Messi echoed comments he made earlier in the competition when he said he admired Messi and wanted to see him lift the trophy if the Blues were eliminated.

Management, tactics, negotiations… How Deschamps became the best coach in the world

Before aiming for his second World Cup win as manager against Argentina on Sunday (4pm), Didier Deschamps showed in Qatar that he has lost none of his knowledge of the game and his management, managing to perform despite the many packages. A success that made the 54-year-old the best coach in the world.

>>> We talk about his negotiations, management development, tactics, Didier Deschamps method

Hello and welcome to this live

And here we are: there were 32 teams on the starting line, only 2 remained: the reigning champions of France and the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner who has never won the best trophies: Lionel Messi. The story between France and Argentina will definitely be beautiful in the end, but it will be even better for us if France wins.

Few would have predicted Argentina’s eventual victory after a shock opening-leg loss against Saudi Arabia, but after a nerve-wracking win against the Netherlands, a semi-final display against Croatia is the last step. the highest, which Lionel Messi stumbled in 2014.

And it will have to face the monster of realism once again, this time with Didier Deschamps’ France team, who bowed but did not break against England in the quarter-finals and then Morocco in the semi-finals. With a virus affecting many of the Blues’ managers.

The compositions will be known at 14:30. It will start at 16:00 on BeIn Sport and TF1. Of course, to watch on RMC, the official radio station of the World Cup. And live commentary on the RMC Sport website and app.

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