On Qatari time
Every day, “l’Obs” tells you about the daily life and the strangeness of the World Cup in Qatar, which began on November 20. This World Cup of all the controversies – environmental cost, flouted human rights, bereaved construction sites, suspicions of corruption – takes place in an unprecedented atmosphere. Hour by hour, follow the backstage of the competition of all excesses and find our reports and decryptions in our special file.
10 a.m.: the program for the day
The day will open at 11 a.m. with the Cameroon-Serbia encounter, both of which are playing their survival in the competition after a first group match lost last week. At 2 p.m., South Korea opposes Ghana.
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Winner of their first match, Brazil will face Switzerland at 5 p.m. The Seleção will play without Neymar, who has suffered from a sprained ankle since the game against Serbia played on Thursday. Sunday evening, the medical staff of the Brazilian team was cautious but confident about the state of health of the player, who would already be able to walk normally, according to information from the Brazilian site UOL.
At 8 p.m., Portugal meets Uruguay.
9:30 am: Cameroonian Onana dismissed for disciplinary reasons
Cameroonian goalkeeper André Onana, who had performed well despite conceding a goal in the Indomitable Lions’ first match against Switzerland, is sidelined for Cameroon’s second pool match, AFP reported on Monday morning. .
“Onana has been removed from the group, we complicate our lives a little”, commented a source close to the team to AFP on the sanction of the goalkeeper of Inter Milan. The player should be replaced by Devis Epassy, goalkeeper of Saudi club Abha. The reason for the dismissal was not specified.
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9 a.m.: tension between the American and Iranian federations
The United States Soccer Federation has drawn the wrath of Iran by posting on its Instagram account a photo of the Iranian flag with the name of Allah removed.
The American federation has declared that it wants “show solidarity with women in Iran” and “in this case only”, referring to the protests that have rocked the country for almost two months following the death of young Mahsa Amini on September 16.
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This controversial gesture comes less than 48 hours from an eminently symbolic match between the two teams on Tuesday evening.
8 a.m.: Germany relieved to be still in the race
Sunday night’s draw against Spain gave hope to the four-time world champions. The German coach said to himself ” proud “ of its players.
“They are warriors on the pitch, they play with their hearts. If we keep this momentum going, and build up more confidence, then a lot will be possible. »
“The most important thing is that we are still alive”, commented, relieved, the captain of the German team, Manuel Neuer.