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DIRECT. Euro 2024: the Blues hit by an epidemic, concern for a player

À a few days before the first Euro match, the France team was hit by an epidemic.

The essentials

  • Euro 2024 begins this Friday June 14 with the opening match between Germany and Scotland.< /li>
  • The Blues arrived at their base camp on Wednesday June 12 and are now preparing for their first match of the competition against France. Austria on June 17. A truncated preparation due to an epidemic which hits the Blues. Several players and staff members, including Coman, the most affected, complained of headaches and cramps. At a press conference, Olivier Giroud, however, showed himself to be reassuring.
  • Before the start of the competition, the Blues' opponents experienced a cascade of injuries which, in a certain way, made the business of the Blues Blues. Frankie De Jong and Teun Koopmeiners are injured for the Netherlands, Arkadiusz Milik is already out. package for the entire competition with Poland while Lewandowski is on his side. very uncertain. 


22:40 – Thomas Meunier will not be replaced

END OF LIVE. Left injured during Belgium's preparation match against Luxembourg, Thomas Meunier will not be replaced; by Red Devils coach Domenico Tedesco. The latter apparently did not find anything. of satisfactory profile during the last call-ups to the national team to compensate for the package in the former Paris Saint-Germain player. He therefore decided; to do with the players already&eacute; present in its squad.

9:30 p.m. – Austrian supporters' chant banned for racist slogans

The Austrian team had selected as the official song of the selection for Euro 2024, the hit of the 1990s "L’Love Always", by DJ Gigi d’Agostino. However, a video published a few weeks ago saw far-right activists cover the song, inserting racist and xenophobic slogans in lyrics, and making Nazi salutes. This had aroused a lively controversy in Germany, to the point that Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke out to denounce this video. As a result, UEFA has decided to move forward. to prohibit à Austria to use this song as the official anthem for the competition.

20:30 – Scotland is not afraid of Germany

With tens of thousands of supporters who have invaded the streets and stadiums of Bavaria, Scotland are hoping to pull off a coup this Friday evening in Munich. The selection led by Andrew Robertson believes in their chances. “They are at home and the pressure will be on them to succeed in this tournament. We know how difficult it will be, but if we are at our best, we can give them a hard time.” anyone.”

19:30 – Manuel Neuer under pressure

À 38 years old, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is no longer unanimous; to the starting position in the goals of the nationalmannschaft. Regularly injured in recent seasons, he has indeed been very successful. rather brilliantly replaced by Barça goalkeeper Ter Stegen, who is pushing to finally have his chance with the national selection. However, the arrival at the head of Julian Nagelsmann's team did not reshuffle the cards and Neuer retains the preference of his coach. But his mistake during the last preparatory match restarted the game. the debate in the media across the Rhine. We hear former international goalkeeper Uli Stein declare to the newspaper "Kicker" : "If you take a Manuel Neuer, you have to play him. But he no longer justifies it sportingly. We should have leave it à home, with a heavy heart but with good reason, after this shaky preparation."

18:32 – The probable line-up for the opening match

For his first match in Euro 2024 à home, Germany has decided to align his é typical team & the Allianz Arena in Munich, renamed during the competition, Munich Football Arena. Same observation on the other side Scottish, with a team that will try to spoil the party by surprising the host country.

Germany : Neuer – Kimmich, Rüdiger, Tah, Mittelstadt – Kroos, Andrich – Musiala, Gundogan, Wirtz – Havertz

Écosse : Gunn – Porteous, Hendry, Tierney – Ralston, Robertson (cap.) – McGinn, McTominay, McGregor, Christie – Adams

17:30 – Scotland will be able to count on its supporters

For their first match in the competition, Scotland will be strong in their field. face the host country. Germany is indeed coming to the fore. "his" Euro with a renewed team full of talent, with the objective of going far in the competition. Face &agrav; this adversity raised, the Scots will be able to count on the support of their supporters. They could be between 100,000 and 200,000. make the trip to Germany, according to official estimates, for a total population of the country of barely 5.5 million inhabitants. Enough to give voice, accompaniedé of the sound of bagpipes, expressly authorized by UEFA at the request of the Scottish federation.

16:30 – La der de Giroud

Euro 2024 in Germany will be the last competition for the 57-goal striker with the France team in the blue jersey. À 37 years old, Giroud will indeed experience a new adventure in MLS à from September, and should not return to the French team after the competition. This Friday morning at a press conference, he also spoke about on the subject. "I have not made a statement. I just said that it would probably be my last competition given my choice to sign in the United States. You have to be lucid about the situation. I'm going to be 38 years old, I'm going to the United States. It doesn't change my way of being. For me it is logical that this competition will be my last with the French team. This is the logical continuation."

3:30 p.m. – Relaxed talk in conference of press

Present at a press conference this Friday morning, Benjamin Pavard joked: of his current role with the Blues. "Currently I'm more on the bench next to him" LEFT ! I don't know, it's the coach's choices, I adapt. Regarding the competition, I am ready. I'm ready, whether on the bench or to play."

14:30 – Germany is waiting Florian Wirtz

Germany begins its Euro at home this evening facing à Scotland à 9 p.m., opening & Munich. After early eliminations during the last three international competitions, the national team is counting on its young nuggets to return to the top of the European football and win home a trophy which has eluded them since 1996. First of all, the new master & play Florian Wirtz. The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder was added to the squad. Voted best player in the Bundesliga and played in the Bundesliga. a central role in the historic season of his club, undefeated in the league and in the national cup.

13:30 – Mbapp& oacute; indulged in on his teammates

In a long interview in several parts published on the website of “Ouest-France”, the star of the Blues Kilian Mbappé spoke about each of his teammates, and in particular about the return to the national team of N'Golo Kanté. If the midfielder left for Saudi Arabia since last season, Mbappé assures that he has lost none of his performance. “He has lost nothing. He has a thousand lungs. But to only talk about his activity “out of the ordinary” would be an understatement: not only does he run a lot, but he runs intelligently. I've known players who ran a lot, but they didn't win back as many balls.”

12:49 – Coman “is doing better”

You don't need to worry too much, apart from Coman everyone was fresh and ready. I didn't go see him yesterday. I think he's doing better today. “It's not very serious,” explained the Blues striker Olivier Giroud.

At a press conference, Olivier Giroud pushed for a little rant about the elections, pushing the French to take action. go vote. If I’have any advice à to give to the French is to go and vote. An abstention rate of almost 50% is not normal.

12:30 – Germany celebrates "its" Euro

In Germany, the craze is growing & the dawn of the start of the Euro with the opening match of the competition this evening between Germany and Scotland. While French minds are more focused on the Olympic Games ahead of schedule. home and on the current political situation, in Germany we were impatiently awaiting this first international competition since the 2006 World Cup. Supporters across the Rhine hope to be able to count on their new generation to revive a national selection losing momentum during the last international competitions (two eliminations in the group phase during the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and a round of 16 at the last Euro). 

11:30 – Mbapp&amp ;eacute; absent from training

The star of the France team did not participate in the training à training open to the public yesterday, at the Paderborn stadium in front of more than 4,000 people. The striker of the France team was housekeeping by Didier Deschamps, while Kingsley Coman also missed out. the session due to nasopharyngitis. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116