“After Morocco-Croatia, it took me four hours to get back”: how French fans are experiencing the start of the World Cup

For the entry into the running of the Blues in the World Cup against Australia (4-1), Tuesday, November 22, some 4,000 French supporters were present at the Al-Janoub stadium. While waiting for Didier Deschamps’ players’ next match against the Ladynark on Saturday, they are discovering Doha, walking along its famous cornice or taking advantage of other matches in the competition. Most landed in Qatar at the last moment, to avoid additional costs. “When we arrived on November 21, there were very few people. Now it’s crawling everywhere.”entrusted to the Obs » Yannick Vanhée, president of Les Corsaires, an association of 250 supporters based in Dunkirk.

“I don’t want to party on graves”: go there, watch or boycott the World Cup in Qatar, the dilemma of supporters

Unlike previous tournaments, all the matches of this 2022 edition take place around a single city: Doha. The stadiums are located near the capital, the furthest of the eight enclosures being about sixty kilometers away. Nothing to do, therefore, with the last two competitions organized by the Brazilian (2014) and Russian (2018) giants. “Before, we followed the French team in a city where we were with the opposing supporters, even those of the match after but that’s allexplains to “Obs” Yann Ygonnet, one of the 42 French “fan leaders” invited by the Qatar organizing committee (plane tickets and accommodation offered). Here, everything happens

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