The notes of the first day of the group stages of the 2022 World Cup

The crazy Saudi victory, the exploit of Japan, the karma of Rüdiger, the 51 goals of Giroud, the infinite additional time, the missed penalty of Lewandowski, the cardboard of Spain, MVP trophies without any sense. At the end of this first day of the group stage, it is time to distribute the good and the bad points.


Saudi fans

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Between the supporter who throws a door in his garden to celebrate the goal of Al-Dawsari, the one who comes to ask “Where is Messi” to the Japanese journalist, and those who surround themselves with Freed From Desire, the Saudi fans ideally entered their competition. Like their team, in fact.

The Qatari public

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It is understandable that they left at half-time: to attend this match, many Qataris crossed the country, that is to say thirteen kilometers. They were afraid to come home early.

Additional time

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Almost half an hour of stoppage time accumulated during England-Iran, regularly eight or nine minutes more each half. Officially a third half.

England

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6-2 glued to the grass, the English believe they are at Wimbledon.

Janny Sikazwe

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After whistling the end of the match between Tunisia and Mali twice too early, Janny Sikazwe and his assistants denied two penalties to Canada, including one for an offside whistle… on a back pass. Is that also part of Collina’s new recommendations?

Edward Mendy

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Finally, what risks being detrimental to the Senegalese is not the absence of Sadio Mané, it is the presence of Doudou Mendy.

Robert Lewandowski

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Zero, like his number of goals scored in the World Cup, in four games against Senegal, Colombia, Japan and Mexico. Lewandowskizophrene.

Salem Al Dawsari

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Four years ago, he gave Saudi Arabia their first victory in the World Cup since 1994, after additional time against Egypt. This time, he scored an anthology goal that allowed the Saudis to beat Leo Messi’s Argentina. The guy finished the game.

Benjamin Pavard

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However, it is not for lack of harping on him “Second post Pavaaaaaaaard” since 2018. For the 2022 version, we should consider adding “In your dooooooos” .

MVP trophies

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Luka Modrić against Morocco, Kevin De Bruyne against Canada… It’s actually the most followed trophy on Instagram.

Japan

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They were the best at cleaning up the stands and dressing rooms after the game. They are now the best at closing the big German mouths.

Antonio Rudiger

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Big mocking strides at 1-0, but big stares into space at 1-2. Already the most beautiful return of karma of this World Cup.

Gareth Bale

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In the power of his left foot, on this equalizing penalty, there were 64 years of waiting and frustration. Damn, what a release!

Germany

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Sometimes it’s better to send a message and lose, than to say nothing and blow everyone up. Even if Eden Hazard is not of that opinion.

Keylor Navas

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Gianluigi Donnarumma, he, at least, will finish the tournament without a goal conceded.

Spain

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In one match, Spain scored as many goals as during the entire 2010 World Cup, at the end of which it was crowned world champion. Do what you want with this stat.

Eden Hazard

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Not about to turn jackets about him.

This Ecuadorian supporter

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The fastest solved scramble in history. After the goal canceled in Ecuador for an offside could not be more school, an Ecuadorian fan mimed the sign of the tickets, as if to say that the referee had been bought. A Qatari supporter told him to shut up, the video went around the networks. Ten minutes later, the video of the two “reconciled” men was posted on Twitter. Diplomacy above all?

Olivier Giroud

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51 goals ==> Pastis 51 ==> Marseille… Has Olivier Giroud announced that he is signing for OM? Finally the Grantatakan that La Canebière demanded?

By Eric Maggiori and Léo Tourbe

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