DIRECT. World Cup 2022: Spain crush Costa Rica, Belgium lead against Canada at half-time

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8:11 p.m. : Belgium face Canada for the last game of the day. We have been playing for 10 minutes and Thibaut Courtois, the Belgian goalkeeper, has just saved a penalty. Still 0-0 between the two teams.

8:03 p.m. : It is 8 p.m., here is the point on the news:

• Adrien Quatennens “categorically denies” accusations of domestic violence made by his wife. Céline Quatennens denounces “physical and moral violence” from “several years”. Follow our live.

• Three bodies, a couple and their daughter, were found in a house near Rennes. According to a letter found on the spot, the father would have killed his relatives before committing suicide.

• Sophie Adenot becomes the second French astronaut, more than twenty years after Claudie Haigneré.

• Spain crushed Costa Rica (7-0), putting pressure on Germany, beaten by Japan (2-1).

7:34 p.m. : Do the audiences of the matches make it possible to measure a possible boycott of the competition? Our journalist Louis Boy explains why this comparison, distorted by many factors, is complex.

7:03 p.m. : This is the biggest card of this beginning of the World Cup: Spain has just offered a recital and crushed Costa Rica (7-0). Germany, beaten a little earlier by Japan to everyone’s surprise, can tremble. She will find La Roja on Sunday evening. In case of defeat, the Mannschaft could be eliminated very prematurely.

(Photo Olimpik / NurPhoto / AFP)

7:18 p.m. : It is 6 p.m. a few minutes past, here is the point on the news:

• Adrien Quatennens “categorically denies” accusations of domestic violence made by his wife. Céline Quatennens had denounced earlier in the day “physical and moral violence” from “several years”. Follow our live.

• Russian strikes on kyiv have at least three dead. The capital is deprived of water and electricity, announce the Ukrainian authorities. Follow our live.

• Sophie Adenot becomes the second French astronaut, more than twenty years after Claudie Haigneré.

• The star dancer François Alu announces that he is leaving the Paris Operajust seven months after his appointment.

• It’s half-time in Doha. Spain leads comfortably against Costa Rica (3-0).

5:04 p.m. : Let’s go for the third meeting of the day. Spain face Costa Rica in Group E, where Germany were beaten by Japan. Marco Asensio during training with the Spanish team on November 19, 2022 in Qatar.  (JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) (JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

4:41 p.m. : “I believe there was a campaign that was excessive, in my opinion.”

Guest of RTL, the president of the French Football Federation estimated that “The critics” concerning the World Cup were excessive. “The proof, the record [d’audience] beat last night”, according to him. Some 12.5 million viewers watched the entry into the running of the Blues on TF1, the best audience of the year on French television.

4:36 p.m. : China has been applying a drastic zero-Covid policy for months. But in Qatar, the absence of health restrictions plunges Chinese supporters into misunderstanding. Passers-by on a street in Beijing, despite health restrictions, November 22, 2022. (MARK R. CRISTINO / EPA) (MARK R. CRISTINO / EPA)

4:34 p.m. : Japan managed an improbable feat by winning 2 goals to 1 against Germany. Takuma Asano in the duel with Antonio Rüdiger, November 23, 2022 in Doha.  (EVRIM AYDIN ​​/ ANADOLU AGENCY) (EVRIM AYDIN ​​/ ANADOLU AGENCY / AFP)

2:40 p.m. : Wir wollten mit unserer Kapitänsbinde ein Zeichen setzen für Werte, die wir in der Nationalmannschaft leben: Vielfalt und gegenseitiger Respekt. Gemeinsam mit anderen Nationen laut sein. Es geht dabei nicht um eine politische Botschaft: Menschenrechte sind nicht verhandelbar. 1/2 https://t.co/v9ngfv0ShW

2:44 p.m. : Hello @Florian24. In a press release, the German Football Federation (DFB) explained the gesture of its players before the kick-off of the match against Japan: “We wanted to show the values ​​we share in the national team: diversity and mutual respect.” The DFB adds: “Forbid us to wear the blindfold [le brassard “One Love”], it is forbidding us to speak. Our position is clear. This is not a political message: human rights are non-negotiable.”

2:38 p.m. : Hello, does the hand in front of the mouth of the players from Germany have a special meaning?

2:27 p.m. : It is 2 p.m. a few minutes past, here are the main points of the news:

• The European Parliament calls Russia a“state promoter of terrorism”. The resolution was voted on Wednesday by 494 votes for, 58 votes against and 44 abstentions. Follow our live.

• A minute of silence was observed this afternoon at the Ministry of the Economy and in tax centers, in tribute to the tax official killed the night before last.

•For the first time since the start of the Quatennens affair, his wife speaks. Céline Quatennens denounces to AFP “physical and moral violence” from “several years”.

• After the draw between Morocco and Croatia, it’s time for the second match of the day: Germany face Japan.

2:13 p.m. : On the pre-match photo, the players of the German selection gagged symbolically, placing a hand in front of their mouth.

(Ina Fassbender / AFP)

2:13 p.m. : Let’s go for the second meeting of the day. Germany takes on Japan. Leroy Sané during the Nations League match between Germany and England on September 26, 2022. (PHIL DUNCAN / PROSPORTSIMAGES via AFP) (PHIL DUNCAN/PROSPORTSIMAGES via AFP)

1:18 p.m. : It’s time for our best-of, here are the contents not to be missed:

• Discover the all-consuming ambitions of the scheming Evgueni Prigojine, the conductor of the Russian paramilitary group Wagner. Portrait signed Fabien Magnenou.

• Should we expect a freezing winter due to the presence of a bubble of cold air currently in the Arctic? Our reporter Quang Pham posed the question to meteorologists.

• Paolo Philippe explains why the image of the Emir of Qatar carrying the flag of Saudi Arabia is not insignificant.

1:03 p.m. : End of the meeting between Morocco and Croatia. The Moroccans held the vice-world champions in check (0-0).Sofiane Boufal during Morocco's friendly match against Chile, September 23, 2022 (URBANANDSPORT / NURPHOTO via AFP) (URBANANDSPORT/NURPHOTO via AFP)

12:43 p.m. : It did not go unnoticed. Wearing a dress with rainbow sleeves, a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community, the former Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, showed her support in her own way, in the stands of the Denmark-Tunisia match. Former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during the Denmark-Tunisia match at the Education City stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha, on November 22, 2022. (MADS CLAUS RASMUSSEN / RITZAU SCANPIX) (MADS CLAUS RASMUSSEN / RITZAU SCANPIX)

12:26 p.m. : To accommodate the 300,000 fans expected for the World Cup, Qatar has set up fan villages. But these rows of tents are in remote camps and at the gates of the desert. Report on the spot. Village of supporters in Qetaifan, north of Doha in Qatar, November 22, 2022. (JÉRÔME VAL / RADIO FRANCE) (JEROME VAL / RADIO FRANCE)

12:01 : The Morocco-Croatia match resumes after half-time. The score is still blank.

11:59 : It’s noon, we rewind the news of the morning:

• Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of “murder”, after the death of an infant in a bombardment targeting a maternity hospital in the Zaporizhia region. Follow our live.

•Two explosions, considered as “attacks” by the Israeli police, took place this morning at bus stops in Jerusalem. They left one dead and fifteen injured.

• Bad news for the Blues. Lucas Hernandez, injured in the 13th minute last night in the match against Australia, ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He is forfeited until the end of the World Cup.

• A man opened fire in a Walmart supermarket in Virginia (United States), killing six, according to the municipality. The shooter is dead, police said.

11:01 a.m. : Croatia faces Morocco, for its first match in group F. The kick-off has just been whistled.

09:18 : The image of the emir of Qatar carrying the flag of Saudi Arabia yesterday is not trivial. Tamim Ben Hamad Al Thani and the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed Ben Salmane, take advantage of the World Cup to display their rapprochement, a year after the end of the diplomatico-commercial blockade imposed by Riyadh on its neighbor. Explanations.

The Emir of Qatar, Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, carries a flag of Saudi Arabia, on November 22, 2022 in Doha (Qatar), during the Argentina-Saudi Arabia World Cup match.  (FAREED KOTB / ANADOLU AGENCY / AFP) (FAREED KOTB / ANADOLU AGENCY / AFP)

09:14 : It’s 9 a.m. and dust, here is the point on the news:

• Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of “murder”, after the death of an infant in a bombardment targeting a maternity hospital in the Zaporizhia region. Follow our live.

•Two explosions, considered as “attacks” by the Israeli police, took place this morning at bus stops in Jerusalem. They left one dead and fifteen injured.

• Bad news for the Blues. Lucas Hernandez, injured in the 13th minute last night in the match against Australia, ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He is forfeited until the end of the World Cup.

• A man opened fire in a Walmart supermarket in Virginia (United States), causing “deaths”according to local authorities.“The shooter is dead”said the city of Chesapeake on Twitter.

08:44 : With a little delay, we are doing the press review for this Wednesday morning! Several newspapers return to the victory of the Blues against Australia (4-1), last night, for their first match of the World Cup.

(THE DISPATCH)

(THE TEAM)

(SOUTH WEST)

06:24 : “Like the whole group, I am extremely sorry for Lucas. We are losing an important element. Lucas is a warrior and I have no doubt that he will do everything to get back to the fore” Didier Deschamps https://t.co/u8m7z0dcty

06:23 : Victim of a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee, @LucasHernandez must give up the World Cup. The whole group wishes him the best possible recovery 💙 #FiersdetreBleus https://t.co/TIgHi3qOPJ

06:23 : The black point of an almost perfect evening. Released on injury in the 13th minute during the match against Australia, Lucas Hernandez suffers from a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee. “Like the whole group, I am extremely sorry for Lucas”reacted the coach of the Blues, Didier Deschamps.

07:34 : Here is a first point on the news of this Wednesday:

• Bad news for the Blues. Lucas Hernandez, injured in the 13th minute last night in the match against Australia, ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He is forfeited until the end of the World Cup.

• The Ministry of the Economy and tax centers will observe a minute of silence at noon, in tribute to the tax official killed in Bullecourt. An investigation has been opened by the Arras prosecutor’s office for assassination and kidnapping.

• A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northwestern Turkey at dawn this morning, the US Institute of Geological Studies said. The earthquake left 22 injured, according to Turkish authorities.

“We are on the brink of civil war”, warns MP Estelle Youssouffa, in reference to the violence that has shaken Mayotte in recent days. For his part, the mayor of Mamoudzou talks about “terrorism” and calls for the mobilization of the army.

06:08 : The defender of the Blues Lucas Hernandez, victim of a rupture of the cruciate ligament, is forfeited until the end of the Football World Cup.

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