World Cup: Hernandez operated, second game for Iran, England expected

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Every day, “l’Obs” tells you about the daily life and the strangeness of the World Cup in Qatar, which began on November 20. This World Cup of all the controversies – environmental cost, flouted human rights, bereaved construction sites, suspicions of corruption – takes place in an unprecedented atmosphere. Hour by hour, follow behind the scenes of the competition of all excesses and find our reports and decryptions in our special file.

11:30 am: Iranian players sing their national anthem

The Iranian players, silent during their first match of the World Cup-2022, sang their national anthem before the match against Wales, this Friday in Doha.

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Described as “collective” by captain Alireza Jahanbakhsh before the World Cup, the choice not to sing during the match against England was seen as a sign of support for the victims of the harshly repressed demonstrations in their country.

11 a.m.: the logo ” One Love “ behind the Germans in a press conference

The German Football Federation (DFB) on Friday replaced the logo of the supermarket chain REWE, which broke its partnership with the Federation due to the controversy over the inclusive armband ” One Love “by the campaign logo ” One Love “.

Following the end of the REWE partnership six weeks before the initial end of the contract with the DFB, the federation seized “the chance, also within the framework of the almost daily press conferences in Qatar, to maintain its position on the “One Love” campaign”she explained in a press release.

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10 a.m.: the program of the day

The 6e The day of competition will open at 11 a.m. with Wales-Iran, followed by Qatar-Senegal at 2 p.m. and Netherlands-Ecuador at 5 p.m., then England-United States at 8 p.m.

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While this is the first match for the English and American teams, Qatar and Iran will try to make up for their defeats, both defeated in the first pool match.

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9:30 a.m.: Hugo Lloris and Didier Deschamps at a press conference

At a press conference this Friday morning, Hugo Lloris said he expected a ” fight against Denmark on Saturday 26 November. A match that is coming interesting “, according to the French goalkeeper.

“Denmark is underrated. Their players know us as we know them. There will be a different photograph of June or November. This team has the ability to change the system every game and that creates new difficulties. »

For his part, the coach of the France team recalled the qualities of the Danish team, already faced in June during the League of Nations. Didier Deschamps also returned to the match against Australia, identifying four situations where the France team ” must do better “. ” The perfect game is getting chances without conceding “said Didier Deschamps.

9 a.m.: French supporters tell us about their World Cup

Yann Ygonnet is a member of Les Baroudeurs du sport – an association of supporters affiliated with the French Football Federation (FFF). He is also one of 42 supporters “fan leader” French invited by the Qatar organizing committee (plane tickets and accommodation offered). While waiting for the France team’s match against Denmark on Saturday, he tells “the Obs” his experience on site:

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“The big problem is the organization of transport. The influx of people in a stadium is very important and it saturates quickly. Yesterday [mercredi NDLR], I went to see Morocco’s match against Croatia at the Al Bayt stadium, the farthest from Doha. It took me four hours to get home! »

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

8 a.m.: Lucas Hernandez successfully operated on

French defender Lucas Hernandez, who injured knee ligaments early in the game against Australia on Tuesday, has been successfully operated on, his club Bayern Munich announced on Twitter. The 26-year-old was immediately replaced on the pitch by his brother, Theo Hernandez.

Lucas Hernandez’s injury could deprive the player of his end of the 2022-2023 club season. Such an injury requires at least six months of rest, and the Champions League final will be played in June 2023.

7:30 am: Sprained ankle for Neymar

The Brazilian star had left Thursday evening the field of the match Brazil-Serbia on injury, before collapsing in tears on the bench. “ He sprained his right ankle “Confirmed the doctor of the Brazilian selection at the end of the match, won by Brazil. His ability to continue the competition should be decided in the next 24 to 48 hours.

The Brazilian side tremble to relive the humiliation of the 2014 semi-finals against Germany, when they were also without their star striker.

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