schedule, bets and all the information about this Wednesday’s matches

In a match that didn’t have much stake for France against Tunisia, Argentina, against Lionel Messi, seemed to have to beat Poland. Here is the program.

Matches of the day

A low-stakes game day for the French team. Barring a cataclysm against Tunisia (4pm), the Blues will top Group D. The Tunisians (1 point) must win and Australia are hoping for a draw or defeat against Denmark (3 points). 1 pt) at the same time. Then the goal would be noticed. Australia and Denmark will therefore do anything to beat the other.

However, Argentina will be eliminated if they lose to Poland this Wednesday. The latter has 4 points, the Albiceleste has 3 points, and Mexico has 1 point, just like Saudi Arabia. The group’s draw with Lionel Messi could also throw it out the window. But Robert Lewandowski’s Poland need at least a draw to confirm their place in the round of 16. Total voltage.

Broadcast times and channels

Tunisia v France (Group D): 16:00 (TF1, beIN Sports 1)

Australia v Denmark (Group D): 16:00 (beIN Sports 2)

Poland v Argentina (Group C): 20:00 (TF1, beIN Sports 1)

Saudi Arabia v Mexico (Group C): 20:00 (beIN Sports 2)

Blues news

After breakfast until 9 a.m., the players of the French team will have lunch at 1 p.m. before a refreshing siesta. A small snack is planned before exploring the Tahsil City Stadium against Tunisia at 18:00 local time. Located in Al-Rayyan, ten kilometers west of Doha, this enclosure can accommodate 45,000 people. The temperature should be about 24 degrees. By then it will be night.

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statement of the day

The head coach of the Polish national team Czeslaw Mishnevich refused to turn the decisive match against Argentina (20:00) into a duel between Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski. “I think it’s a Poland-Argentina game, not between Robert and Leodenied Michniewicz at a press conference on Tuesday. Lionel Messi is a fantastic player like Robert. (But) it’s not tennis, it’s not singles. Robert needs teammates and the same goes for Leo. We can count on these scorers, but we can’t win individually, it’s a collective effort.»

Player to watch: Piotr Zielinski (Poland)

Of course, Argentina will have to watch star striker Robert Lewandowski, one of the best players on the planet. But how can one ignore his lieutenant, attacking midfielder Piotr Zielinski? At the age of 28, Qutb is in his prime. He is an important part of the incredible Napoli team that is the leader of the Italian championship this season. Zielinski is a right-handed playmaker who likes to focus left. He knows how to carry the ball and release when needed, when needed. Having scored a goal in the last match against Saudi Arabia (2-0), he is able to destabilize Argentina, which leaves few scoring opportunities in this World Cup.

Piotr Zielinski during Poland – Saudi Arabia on Saturday 26 November 2022. SPP / Panorama

Phrase of the day: team of hairdressers

Against Tunisia, Didier Deschamps has to play “barbers”, i.e. regular substitutes. This phrase often comes up when France plays a non-stakes game during the World Cup or the Euros. So why are these players called “barbers”? There are four hypotheses and no one knows the truth.

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The first version was the 1958 World Cup, where Just Fontaine Blues (13 goals) finished third. As the changelings cut the hair of those in office, they were called barbers. The second theory: In 1986, former French midfielder Luis Fernandez suggested that substitutes “there was no risk of changing their brushesbecause they weren’t playing.

There is another rumor that the reason for this is the “Red Star” match, which was held exclusively on Monday, not on the weekend. Audonian leaders would protest that there would be “only butchers and barbers in the stands” on Monday evening. Finally, this phrase may simply come from the word “coiffer” in the sense of struggle. A reference to substitutes wanting to “style” the starting line-up to take their place in the starting line-up. To each their own version.

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