12:30 p.m. – More than 2,700 police officers in Paris
“Reinforced security device” for the World Cup final this Sunday: 4,050 police and gendarmes will be deployed in Ile-de-France, including 2,750 in Paris.
12 o’clock – Probable compositions
More than four short hours before the kick-off of this World Cup final, the pressure is mounting and the supporters are starting to wonder who will be on the field. Here are the probable compositions of France and Argentina given by “l’Equipe”.
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Argentina : Martinez, Otamendi, Acuna, Romero, Martinez, Molina, De Paul, MacAllister, Fernandez, Messi, Alvarez
France : Lloris, Varane, Upamecano, Koundé, Hernandez, Rabiot, Tchouaméni, Giroud, Griezmann, Mbappé, Dembélé
AT 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.
11:45 a.m. – No new patient with the Blues
After the “cold snaps” de Rabiot, Coman and Upamecano, all eyes were on the health of the French players before the start of this final. At midday, the Blues were doing well, according to RMC. In addition, the 24 players were present during the last training, Saturday at the end of the day.
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11:30 am – Emmanuel Macron in Doha
Already present in the semi-final against Morocco on Wednesday, Emmanuel Macron will also be at the Lusail stadium for the final. The French president took off late Saturday afternoon for Qatar with his wife Brigitte and several football stars, including striker Christopher Nkunku.
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Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kanté, 2018 world champions but out of 2022, and former European champion Luis Fernandez, all three already in Doha, will join them today in the official stand. According to information from RMC, the President of the Republic will meet at the Gianni Infantino stadium, the President of FIFA, as well as the Emir of Qatar, Tamim Al Thani.
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11 a.m. – The RATP behind the Blues
Change of scenery during the night at the Argentine metro station (line 1)!
Accustomed to nocturnal makeover operations, the RATP replaced the “Argentina” signs with the signs “Allez les Bleus” and “France” in support of the French team.