Notes from the first day of the 2022 World Cup / Mondial 2022 / J1 / Bilan / SOFOOT.com

The mad Saudi victory, Japan’s performance, Rüdiger’s karma, Giroud’s 51 goals, infinite extra time, Lewandowski’s missed penalty, Spain’s cardboard, MVP trophies meaningless. At the end of this first day of the group stage, it’s time to split the good points and the bad points.


Saudi fans

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Between the supporter who throws a door in his garden to celebrate Al-Dawsari’s goal, the one who comes to ask « Where is Messi » to the Japanese journalist and those around them Freed from desire, the Saudi fans ideally joined their match. Just like their team actually.

The Qatari public

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It is understandable that they left at halftime: to attend this match, many Qataris moved across the country, that is, thirteen kilometers. They were afraid to come home early.

Extra time

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Nearly half an hour of stoppage time accumulated during England v Iran, regularly eight or nine minutes more per half. Officially a third half.

England

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6-2 glued to the grass, the English believe they are at Wimbledon.

Jane Sikazwe

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After blowing the whistle to end the match between Tunisia and Mali twice too early, Janny Sikazwe and his assistants denied Canada two penalties, including one for an offside whistle… after a back pass. Is that also part of Collina’s new recommendations?

Edward Mendy

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Finally, what threatens to harm the Senegalese is not the absence of Sadio Mane, but the presence of Doudou Mendy.

Robert Lewandowski

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Zero, like his number of goals in the World Cup, in four games against Senegal, Colombia, Japan and Mexico. Lewandowski zophrene.

Salem Al-Dawsari

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Four years ago, he gave Saudi Arabia their first win at the World Cup since 1994, after extra time against Egypt. This time, he scored an anthology goal that allowed the Saudis to beat Leo Messi’s Argentina. The man completed the game.

Benjamin Pavard

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However, it’s not because he doesn’t hammer on him “Second post Pavaaaaaaaard” since 2018. For 2022 version we should consider adding “In your doooooos” .

MVP trophies

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Luka Modrić against Morocco, Kevin De Bruyne against Canada… It’s actually the most followed trophy on Instagram.

Japan

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They were the best at cleaning up the stands and changing rooms after the game. They are now the best at closing the big German mouths.

Antonio Rudiger

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Big mocking steps at 1-0, but big staring into space at 1-2. Already the best return of karma of this World Cup.

Gareth Bale

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In the strength of his left foot, on this equalizer, there were 64 years of waiting and frustration. Damn, what a liberation!

Germany

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Sometimes it’s better to message and lose than to say nothing and blow everyone up. Even if Eden Hazard is not of that opinion.

Keylor Navas

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Gianluigi Donnarumma, he will at least end the tournament without conceding a goal.

Spain

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In one match, Spain scored as many goals as during the entire 2010 World Cup, after which it was crowned world champion. Do whatever you want with this stat.

Eden Hazard

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Not about to wrap coats around him.

This Ecuadorian supporter

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The fastest solved scramble in history. After the goal in Ecuador was called off for offside, an Ecuadorian fan imitated the sign on the tickets, as if to say that the referee had been bribed. A Qatari supporter told him to shut up as the video went viral. Ten minutes later, the video of the two “reconciled” men was posted on Twitter. Diplomacy above all?

Oliver Giroud

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51 goals ==> Pastis 51 ==> Marseille… Has Olivier Giroud announced his signing with OM? Finally the Grantatakan that La Canebiere asked for?

By Eric Maggiori and Leo Tourbe

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