Neymar’s Brazilian orphan will try to confirm his eighth ticket

hot in front


Richarlison warns the Swiss:

It’s a Neymar-less Seleção who face Switzerland at the 974 Stadium on Monday, November 28 at 5 p.m. PSG, who qualified for the last 16 and topped Group G, looked set to equal – or even surpass – King Pele’s goalscoring record for Brazil when he suffered a sprain during his 2-0 early success against Serbia. it happened

His return to the tournament is still uncertain, but there is nothing to worry about for his teammates. “Neymar is the star of the team, he is the difference maker, but we have other great players”, Casemiro admitted. Before dramatization: “Sometimes I feel sorry for our opponents because we have so many alternatives. »

Watch out for Nati, who beat Cameroon (1-0) in the first match of the tournament. Especially after defeating the last Euro 2021 quarter-finalists France, the Swiss surprised Brazil in the group stage in Russia (1-1) four years ago.

full throttle

Roaring Atlas Lions

Moroccan players interact with supporters after their 2-0 World Cup win over Belgium in Doha on Sunday (November 27th).

Led by a red wave of supporters, Morocco defeated 2018 semi-finalists Belgium (2-0) in the stands of the Al-Thumama stadium in Doha on Sunday. Morocco returned to trace its success. . The Moroccans had their first false joy before half-time, when Hakim Ziyech’s direct free-kick was eventually disallowed due to an offside signal on the video aid.

In the second half, it was Abdelhamid Sabiri who tricked Thibaut Courtois with a direct free-kick, and another that was full of mischief. His teammate Zakaria Abukhlal also entered during the game, leaving his team decisively in overtime. Thursday 1er In December, Walid Regraghi’s men will aim to qualify for the last 16, as they did at the 1986 World Cup – the best performance in Morocco’s qualifying history.

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water in the gas

Tensions between Iran and American federations are increasing

Black fury from the Iranian Federation, which revealed on November 27 that its US counterpart had cut out the symbol of Allah from the Iranian flag on his Instagram page ahead of Tuesday’s highly symbolic game between the two teams. The American federation justified its decision “Showing solidarity with women in Iran” and “just in case”. Continue: “The flag on the website of the federation has never changed. »

The incident comes as Iran is the scene of protests sparked by the death of 22-year-old student Mahsa Amini after she was arrested by morality police in Tehran on September 16.

A piece of blue sky

Raphael Varane, mermaid and Adil Rami

Everything was going as normal during the Blues’ press conference at the Jassim Ben Hamad training stadium on Sunday. Raphaël Varane said he had no preference as an opponent in the round of 16 and mentioned the French group (“who lives well” necessarily). Suddenly… a fire siren sounded. After imagining the evacuation drill for a moment, the Blues vice-captain waved: “This time it’s not Adil Rami, I promise you. »

Good valve Raphaël. In 2018, substitute Rami stood out in Russia with a public entertainer and an off episode. During a somewhat tense evening after the round of 16 victory against Argentina, the defender emptied the contents of the extinguisher to prevent some of his partners from entering during the game. “naked fortnite » in his room.

At first, smoke filled the corridor. I didn’t know the fire extinguishing system. It was crazy. It was a hookah. Again, the hookah was beautiful, it was the Velodrome” the culprit will be told later. This time Rami has an alibi. A player from Troyes and in France due to his commitments as a remote consultant for TF1.

train mail

Hide invisible unmasked fans

In recent days, protests against excessive detentions have started in China denouncing the strange “zero Covid” policy that the authorities have been implementing for almost three years.

Faced with surprise – and, above all, irritation – when Chinese people discovered footage of unmasked crowds in the stands of Qatar’s stadiums, the country’s television decided to cut live sequences from the stands and replace them with close-ups of the players. coaches.

In the eyes of Doha

In Lusail, a hodgepodge of genres and music

This is not the boulevard of broken dreams, Performed by Green Day, although it seems a bit like that, after the defeat of the Saudis against Poland on Saturday, November 26 (0-2). No, the “boulevard de Lusail” in the new town of the same name is a wide avenue lined with flags stretching from the city’s stadium (where the final will be held) to the sea.

Since the whole world meets in Qatar, we come across many styles: Saudi families in local clothes, Mexican fans wearing masks. it’s free and sombreros, people dressed in Messi jerseys from all over the world (Pulga has fans everywhere), sad-looking Tunisians (the Eagles of Carthage lost their feathers after losing to Australia), children wrapped in Qatari flags and more. .

All in an atmosphere punctuated by current or past World Cup anthems. Feel the Magic in the air thus precedes WakaWakabefore, without transition, the evening prayer is played on the same loudspeakers.

A grain of sand


Croatia blasted Team Canada (4-1) on Sunday, so the Canucks were officially eliminated from the World Cup. However, the match will go down in the country’s history thanks to Alphonso Davies. The Bayern Munich defender scored Canada’s first World Cup goal – in his only previous appearance, in 1986, his players failed to find the back of the net.

At the same time, Davies said that he achieved the fastest time of this edition … only 1 minute and 7 seconds after the start.

Our selection of articles on the 2022 World Cup

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