“I did not know that the Indians supported the Blues”

The 2e best scorer in the history of the Blues quickly mentioned the Doha reception on Wednesday evening when the world champions arrived.

Special Envoy to Doha

The question made him smile. But he got away with it maliciously. Asked about the reception of the Blues when they arrived in Doha on Wednesday evening by Indian supporters, Olivier Giroud did not fall into the trap.

We were very pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere, it was late, it was dinner timeit crashes in the first place. We received a great welcome in the hotel lobby, it reminded me of Russia, where the people were very warm. But I didn’t know that the Indians supported the France team, it’s a weight knowing that they are 1 billion. »

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A statement that made the many journalists present this Thursday in Doha smile in the large press room of the Al Jassim-bin-Hamad stadium, copiously filled with more than 150 media from around the world.

It echoes the somewhat lunar scenes that can be seen in Qatar in recent days with fake supporters supporting different national teams. As was the case on Wednesday evening when the world champions arrived at their Al-Messila hotel, a 5-star palace located 6-7 km south-west of the Qatari capital.

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