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11:53am : @Kevin: The data published by Mediametrie speak of 5.13 million viewers yesterday afternoon, against 3.98 million in 2018 for the start of the World Cup in Russia. But beware of hasty conclusions, because the opening match played four years ago was played on a Thursday afternoon, and not on a Sunday.
11:53am : Hi, do you have any data on the audience for the opening match? Is there a boycott effect?
11:33 : Initially part of the “One Love” initiative, France had already announced, through the voice of their captain, that they would not wear this armband. “Before doing things you need the agreement of Fifa and the Federation”explained Hugo Lloris, last Monday.
11:30 : “We were prepared to pay the applicable penalties in case of non-compliance with the equipment rules (…). But we cannot put our players in a situation where they could be booked or even forced off the pitch.”
Players who allegedly wore this anti-discrimination armband exposed themselves to a potential yellow card, because the competition regulations require captains to wear “the bracelets supplied by Fifa”.
11:25 : Germany, England, Belgium, Denmark, Wales, Holland and Switzerland declare that they have renounced their captains to wear the “One Love” armband, while stating “frustrated” by the inflexibility of Fifa.
(Sebastian Gollnow / DPA / AFP)
11:20 : The seven European selections that planned to wear the inclusive “One Love” armband have announced that they will give it up in the face of the threat of “sporting sanctions”.
11:16 : @ciclo_ecolo: The air conditioning was turned on during the opening game yesterday, despite the wind in the evening, as reported by RMC. Hot (and cold) reaction from Ecuadorian supporter: “Our feet were frozen. We covered ourselves with our flag.”
11:15 : Good morning everyone. Do you know (…) if the air conditioning was turned on in the stadiums? A quick look at the weather forecast indicates temperatures of 22 to 28 degrees…
10:56 : When we tell you about Iran, you probably think more of the protest movement against the regime that has been going on since September and is undergoing a bloody repression than of their participation in the World Cup. This is also the case for some of the players who, through symbolic gestures or on social media, have made it clear that they are supporting the protesters. I’ll explain why they will therefore be scrutinized when they take the field against England (at 2 pm), in their country and in the rest of the world.
(JAKUB SUKUP / AFP)
10:24 : “We players, what we are asked to do is play on the pitch, respect our country and its federation as much as possible. There are several worthy causes that must be supported, but FIFA organizes the competition.”
10:24 : Hugo Lloris responds to controversy over his refusal to wear the ‘One Love’ armband, featuring LGBT colors and aimed at promoting inclusion. ‘Fifa organizes the competition, sets a framework’he just justified in the press conference.
08:57 : Good morning @Leprechaun. In fact, you can exclude messages about the World Cup in Qatar (or any other news) by clicking on the corresponding hashtag at the top of the live broadcast. You will then have to select “exclude”. However, several Android users reported a bug to us yesterday with this option on their application, we are working to fix this.
08:57 : Hi FI, maybe you could remind your readers how to turn off information about the world, in your life?
08:30 : Qatar has found the parade. Since the mainstream media didn’t seem to see her many strengths, she ended up outsourcing her World Cup after-sales service to influencers whom she nurtured, hosted and pampered. And it did not fail: several Frenchmen were approached. Our investigation with Pierre Godon.
(JEREMIE LUCIANI / FRANCEINFO)
07:27 : Many of you, in the comments of the live broadcast, question the treatment of franceinfo.fr during this World Cup in Qatar. The organization of this competition followed by hundreds of millions of people arouses lively controversy. We have chosen to cover the sporting aspect of the event but also to highlight the aberrations – ecological, economic, social and sporting – represented by this World Championship organized in the middle of the desert thanks, in particular, to the work of our journalists on site. Find all our topics on the subject by going to the page “Le Mondial des aberrations”.
07:21 : How is it that the World Cup is still on the front page of your site compared to other news…
07:21 : Hello, will we still be entitled to dozens of articles, notifications and live news about the World Cup? It is absurd that this information is processed by your services despite the many articles you have written about it! Where is your constancy?