TF1, big disaster ahead?

Broadcaster of the World Cup, the first channel is not immune from a big disappointment according to Grégoire Margotton: the Blues failed to pass the first round.

The World Cup has begun. On Sunday, the start of the world championship in Qatar was in fact given by the host country, beaten by Ecuador. The Blues will take the stage this Tuesday against Australia. A French team bruised by Karim Benzema’s last minute package and which goes on without too many certainties. Because the absence of the madridista adds to that of N’Golo Kanté, Paul Pogba, Presnel Kimpembe and Christopher Nkunku.

Will Didier Deschamps’ men experience the same dire fate as Italy in 2010, Spain in 2014 or Germany in 2018, the previous world champions, all out in the first round? The risk is real according to Olivier Margotton, who will comment twenty matches of this World Cup alongside Bixente Lizarazu.

We are not immune to true disillusionment

“I have no certainties: we are not immune from real disappointments or great happiness”, he confided in an interview with TV Magazine, adding: “It’s not the best team in the world but, as reigning champions, it’s more awaited than the others. From a raw talent standpoint, she can claim to be world champion like two or three other selections. We will then see what is being played out during the competition, the consequences of the last four years on the group and those of the current state of French football. »

The memory of the 2002 World Cup, marked by the elimination of the 98 world champions from the group stage without even scoring the slightest goal, is still in everyone’s mind. “The Blues group is obviously within their reach. But it should be remembered that, during the 2002 World Cup, when France had the top scorers in the championship of England, Italy and Spain and had a group within their reach, they lost their first match against Senegal who were an excellent team, he then recalled the former Canal +. The most important thing will therefore be to win the first match against Australia because, behind them, the Azzurri will find Denmark who beat us without trembling 2-0 at home two months ago. The first game will give everyone information, especially on the choices of Didier Deschamps. »

A premature elimination of the Blues in Qatar would sound like a real disaster for TF1, which is counting on a good run from the French team to captivate a strong crowd.

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