Football in France: Tuchel and the curse of Paris

It was the withdrawal of the first game after four months. A "celebration of football", as it was formulated by the President of Emmanuel Macron, it should be

Football in France: Tuchel and the curse of Paris

It was the withdrawal of the first game after four months. A "celebration of football", as it was formulated by the President of Emmanuel Macron, it should be. The new beginning after the Corona-break mark. As a launch pad for the PSG Paris work, of the want to win in Lisbon in the Champions League. He repeated in a trial gallop against Saint-Etienne 13. Title in the national Cup competition. Significantly greater than the joy of the Anger about the violation of Kylian Mbappé and the fear of Portugal to abandon it are.

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Jürg Altwegg

Freelance writer in the features section of the test.

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the five most important soccer is not only played for the French to end the Championships in Europe. "The Sport is not a priority," proclaimed by the competent Minister Roxana Maracineanu. National coach Didier Deschamps applauded: "A wise decision." For weeks, the club fought the President – as the master was PSG's undisputed – about Relegated and participants in the European competitions. "We are, ourselves, to hang up," protested the President of Olympique Lyon, Jean-Michel Aulas, against the demolition As he was, was not qualified his team for the Europa League.

rascal Aulas wanted to cancel the whole season and once again the rankings of the previous year's effort. Then he suggested a blitz tournament, and threatened with justice. The constitutional court but only by the League designated "losers": they remain in the top class, which will be increased to 22 clubs. "The French football rolls around", overwriting the "Figaro," an editorial.

It is the distorting mirror of a divided society, he has been missing in the Lockdown, certainly more than the theatre and cinema. The political scientist, Nicolas Baverez compares the amateurism of the officials with the strike of the players ten years ago in South Africa: "you plunge not only the national team, but professional football is the epitome of Chaos." The TV stations cancelled their payments for exceptional games. The Corona-induced failure Baverez estimated at 1.5 billion euros: "the majority of The clubs is just plain broke." France Baverez, has descended in Europe in the second League. In mid-June, he urged: "We need to immediately play again. To stimulate the economy and to justify the Nation's new.“

This is also trying to Macron. But the title at the world Championships in Russia, had brought him a little – very quickly the "yellow West finished" the collective enthusiasm. Also make a new start with the endgame in the empty Stade de France the President of the Republic has not gained much. Each player was introduced. Macron was not wearing a protective mask, but also a microphone, the fractional gave the viewers the vacuous dialogues with the Stars, at least.

Updated Date: 27 July 2020, 01:20

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