Argentina-Netherlands: “Messi insulted Weghorst much more before the interview,” says the journalist who conducted the interview
The scene marked this World Cup. Asked by the Argentine newspaper Olé, Esteban Edul, journalist for TyC Sports and author of this interview, told behind the scenes of this altercation.
“After the game, they were all bickering in the dressing room, not just Messi. Van Dijk had a fight with Otamendi. It was like a Lanus-Banfield or a Newell’s-Central, but it had more mouth because they were world stars.” , describes Edul. Messi’s anger was mainly about the penalty shootout, when the Orange tried to hinder the Argentines. The 19 (Weghorst) was waiting in the tunnel, he approaches Messi and asks him for his shirt. From there Leo started to warm up, the Dutch player didn’t understand, he stopped and Messi insulted him, he insulted him much more before the start of the interview where he was a bit calmer. Leo did not have me at any point during the interview. He was so horny that he didn’t look at me and didn’t listen to my questions. I asked him about his great pass for Molina and he told me about Van Gaal, Fifa… I couldn’t doubt him. we were on the air, I said to him ‘Silent Leo’ because there were a lot of people from FIFA and you never know what can happen.”
Turpin and Frappart dismissed from the World Cup, the England-France referee held
The FIFA Referees Committee has decided which officials will continue their adventure during this World Cup in Qatar. Logically, the French referees Clément Turpin and Stéphanie Frappart are fired because of the turnover of The Blues. The same goes for Spaniard Antonio Mateu Lahoz, who presided over the boiling quarter-final between Argentina and the Netherlands.
On the other hand, the controversial England-France referee, the Brazilian Wilton Sampaio, is well saved. On Monday we should know the name of the central referee for the semi-final between France and Morocco. That of the other semi-final, Argentina-Croatia, has already been revealed: it concerns the Italian Daniele Orsato.
Harit arrived in Doha and appears with Saïss
OM player Amine Harit arrived in Qatar to cheer on the Moroccan team, which will challenge France in the semi-finals of the World Cup on Wednesday. Hit in the ligaments of the left knee against Monaco on November 13 (2-3 win), he had seen his dream of participating in the World Cup with the Atlas Lions go up in smoke.
On an Instagram post by Moroccan captain Romain Saïss, we see Harit next to his teammate. “My brother finally among us. This adventure is also yours, we will not forget your blood”.
“The best team of the night is out,” Bellingham teased after the defeat against France
Jude Bellingham (19) cannot digest England’s elimination against France (2-1) in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Like the Belgian players after the half of 2018, he believes “the best team has come out”.
“This one will hurt for a very long time, the midfielder launches. The best team of the night came out, sometimes it’s football. Anyway, I’m so proud of the effort, the fight and the performance of my teammates throughout the tournament. Thanks also to the fans for the love and support over the past few weeks, please stick with us even during this difficult time as we use this experience to continue to grow as a team for future tournaments. Keep faith, our time will come.”
Death of a second journalist during the World Cup
A second journalist died while following the World Cup in Qatar. Qatari photographer Khalid al-Misslam died “suddenly” this weekend, the Gulf Times reports, explaining that the circumstances of his death have not yet been determined. His death comes a few hours after that of American journalist Grant Wahl (48), which took place on Friday during the quarterfinals between Argentina and the Netherlands. At the start of the World Cup, the latter had stated that he had been briefly detained by the security services for wearing a rainbow t-shirt.
The program for the semifinals
Tuesday December 13, 2022
8pm: Argentina v Croatia (TF1, beIN Sports)
Wednesday December 14, 2022
8pm: France v Morocco (TF1, beIN Sports)
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