The President of the Republic will encourage the Blues in Qatar, but only for the last two matches. Emmanuel Macron will go there if the French team reaches the semi-finals, which is his goal. However, the head of state, who arrived this Monday, November 14, on the Indonesian island of Bali for the G20 summit, will not greet Didier Deschamps’ players before they leave for Qatar, as is often the case. This is scheduled for November 16, and the presidential agenda does not allow it. He told them, wrote them a message that he would leave if they reached the semi-finals and even more so the final, the French president said. The semi-finals are scheduled for December 13 and 14.
A few days ago, Sports Minister Amélie Oudea-Castera questioned the presence of Emmanuel Macron in Qatar. “He has an overly busy schedule and he will find a place on the day he sees fit to be with the team,” she explained to France Info, for her part, indicating that she planned to go to the emirate a little earlier, without guaranteeing this: “I I still leave myself a little flexibility, but yes, if at some point we are at the level of the quarter-finals, this is an important step, and my role is to be close to the team, ”she added. It is possible that she goes there for the 8th or quarterfinals. Unless, of course, the Blues, who have been meeting since Monday in Clairefontaine, go that far.