No surprises. Spain avoided the disappointment known by other teams announced as favorites of the competition by outclassing Costa Rica (7-0), Wednesday, November 23. Earlier in the day, Germany were surprised by Japan (2-1). The Mannschaft already sees its qualification threatened. Before her, Croatia, vice-world champion in title, failed to beat Morocco (0-0). To conclude this day,Belgium defeated Canada with difficulty (1-0). This live is over.
The Germans criticize Fifa. Posing for the official photo before their first match (lost) against Japan, the Mannschaft players mimed with their hands a gag preventing them from expressing themselves. A way to protest against FIFA’s ban on the “One Love” rainbow armband, denouncing discrimination, especially against LGBTQI + people. “To forbid us to wear the blindfold is to forbid us to speak”commented the German football association on Twitter.
Le Graët considers the criticisms against Qatar “excessive”. “There was a campaign that was excessive, in my opinion”believes the president of the FFF in an interview with RTLfar from the German position. He sees the “evidence” in the audiences announced by TF1: 12.5 million viewers watched France’s victory against Australia on Tuesday evening, the best score of the year for all French channels combined.
It’s already over for Lucas Hernandez, seriously injured. France’s fine victory against Australia (4-1) was tarnished by the injury of left-back Lucas Hernandez. The Bayern Munich player injured his knee on his own and suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament. The World Cup is over for him, the Blues announced on Wednesday morning.