Argentina-Netherlands: “Messi insulted Weghorst much more before the interview”, says the journalist who carried out 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 the backstage of this altercation.
“After the game, they were all bickering in the locker room, and not just Messi. Van Dijk was falling out with Otamendi. It looked 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 Dutch tried to hinder the Argentines. The 19 (Weghorst) was waiting in the tunnel, he approaches Messi and asks him for his jersey. It was from there that Leo started to heat up, the Dutch player didn’t understand, he stopped and Messi was insulting him, he was insulting him much more before the start of the interview in which he was a little calmer. Leo didn’t calculate me at any time during the interview. He was so hot that he didn’t look at me and didn’t listen to my questions. I asked him about his amazing pass for Molina and he told me about van Gaal, Fifa… I couldn’t question him. we were on the air, I said to him: ‘Quiet 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 kept
The FIFA Referees Committee has decided on the officials who will continue their adventure during this World Cup in Qatar. Logically, the French referees Clément Turpin and Stéphanie Frappart are dismissed because of the course of the Blues. It is the same for the Spaniard Antonio Mateu Lahoz, in charge of the boiling quarter-final between Argentina and the Netherlands.
On the other hand, the disputed referee of England-France, the Brazilian Wilton Sampaio, is well among the retained. We should know this Monday 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 is the Italian Daniele Orsato.
Harit arrived in Doha and appears with Saïss
OM player Amine Harit arrived in Qatar to support the Moroccan team, which challenges France on Wednesday in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Affected in the ligaments of the left knee on November 13 against Monaco (2-3 victory), 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 alongside his teammate. “My brother finally among us. This adventure is also yours, we don’t forget your blood”.
“The best team of the evening is out”, plague Bellingham after the defeat against France
Jude Bellingham (19) can not digest the elimination of England against France (2-1) in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Like Belgian players after the half of 2018, he believes that “the best team has come out”.
“This one will be painful for a very long time, launches the midfielder. The best team of the evening came out, sometimes it’s football. Anyway, I’m so proud of the efforts, the fight and the performances of my teammates throughout the tournament. Thanks also to the fans for the love and support over the last few weeks, please stay with us even in this difficult time as we use this experience to continue to grow as a team for future tournaments. Keep the faith, our time will come.”
Death of a second journalist during the World Cup
A second journalist died while monitoring the World Cup in Qatar. Qatari photographer Khalid al-Misslam died “suddenly” this weekend, reports the Gulf Times, which explains that the circumstances of his death have not yet been established. His death comes a few hours after that of American journalist Grant Wahl (48), which occurred on Friday during the quarter-final between Argentina and the Netherlands. The latter had explained, at the start of the World Cup, to have been briefly detained by the security services for having worn a rainbow t-shirt.
The program for the semi-finals
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
8 p.m.: Argentina – Croatia (TF1, beIN Sports)
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
8 p.m.: France – Morocco (TF1, beIN Sports)
Welcome to our live to find all the information before the semi-finals of the World Cup on Tuesday (Croatia-Argentina, 8 p.m.), then Wednesday (France-Morocco, 8 p.m.).