2022 World Cup: “France was deliberately poisoned”


By: Nicolas Gerbault

A year after the defeat of the France team in the World Cup final in Qatar, doubts persist.

On December 18, 2023, the France team commemorated the first anniversary of its defeat in the World Cup final against Argentina (3-3, tab 4-2). A match with a cruel scenario, which saw the Blues come back twice before losing in the penalty shootout.

Daily life LTeam also devoted an article to the subject, recalling a year after the fact that several French players, including Adrien Rabiot and Raphaël Varane, were victims of a mysterious virus during the competition. “This virus, which was not Covid, will cast the shadow of paranoia over certain Blues, who will ask themselves, long after, this question that they did not dare to officially formalize: why at this moment of competition, why only them? », Wrote the sports daily.

Our colleagues also mention the accusations of Piers Morgan, the English journalist who declared that “ the French team was deliberately poisoned ». But, Didier Deschamps, the coach of the French team, for his part, simply explained that the group was “subject to a situation that we tried to manage as best as possible”, but that there was no no need to use it as an excuse. ” I do not have the answer. Compared to the players who started the match, I had no worries. These are elements (to be taken into account), but not excuses,” replied the Bayonnais.

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