Never has a football World Cup divided the public debate so much. This Tuesday, November 22, the Blues face Australia in their first game of the competition in Qatar. The possibility of It’s up to you to devote his day’s program to sports and politics. A particularly topical issue on which boycott issues are raging. “Having spoken to some players from the French team in the last 48 hours, I know that they are thinking of a gesture, that they are thinking of showing something in this competition.“have explained Mohamed Bouhafsi about France 5.
“They will go against the instructions of Noël Le Graët“, added the columnist It’s up to youreferring to the FIFA president’s pre-match speech to the players of the French team. “Is there a beginning of rebellion?” asked Anne-Elisabeth Lemoine. “I’m not saying they will, but there is a beginning for reflection“confirmed the 30-year-old journalist, before remembering that a similar situation had taken place four years ago.
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“It is a situation that we have already known”
“FIFA also fell to Russia in 2018, where this World Cup was held in abominable conditions for the people working in the stadiums“said the young man. “We were banned from interviewing Russians and there was no political message in the stadiums“He continued. “It is a situation that we are therefore already familiar with, and which were perhaps less condemned at the time.“summarized Anne-Elizabeth Lemoine.
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