Couscous pizza, Gala, Le Graët-Oudéa-Castéra… Behind the scenes at the Blues after qualifying for the semi-finals of the World Cup

REPORT – The defending champions, winners of England on Saturday night (1-2) in the quarter-finals, spent an evening full of joy, songs and official speeches.

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Al-Bayt Stadium, Saturday evening, shows the clock in the enclosure with Bedouin tents at 01:00 (23:00 in France). In the bowels of the stadium, Olivier Giroud is looking for his former Chelsea partner, Mason Mount, to swap his shirt, while Ibrahima Konaté has just done so with his Liverpool friend, Trent Alexander-Arnold. The discussions are imbued with mutual respect, between stern congratulations to tonight’s winners and legitimate sadness on the English side, forced to leave Qatar after their elimination in the quarter-finals of the World Cup against the Blues (1-2).

Hugo Lloris, for his part, affected by the attacks from the English press, who described him as the “Achilles heel” of the French team during the week, but also by the homophobic insults suffered for not wearing “One Love”- the armband, pays tribute to Harry Kane, opponent of the night, but friend in life and unlucky scorer of the missed penalty in 84.e

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