Europe 1 Studio SEASON 2022 - 202307h53, November 24, 2022

If the Blues are expected at the turn in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup, it is because they are the outgoing champions.

A second star won in 2018 under a deluge in Moscow.

For this fifth episode of season 2 of the podcast "Les Géants" presented by Jacques Vendroux, Hugo Lloris, legendary captain of the Blues, makes you relive this incredible epic from the inside.

From the rant of Didier Deschamps after the first match against Australia, to the parade of winners on the Champs-Elysées, passing by the extinguisher which almost set fire to the "Blue House" after the match against Argentina , Hugo Lloris looks back on all the pivotal moments of this unforgettable page in the history of French football. 

"The Giants" is a Europe 1 Studio podcast. 

Presentation: Jacques Vendroux 

- Producer: Sebastien Guyot 

- Directed by: Xavier Jolly 

- Broadcaster: Eloise Bertil 

- Graphics: Sidonie Mangin 

- Archives: Sound Heritage and Documentation Department 

- Generic music and design: "Grand Design" (Charles Caste Ballereau) / CDM Music and Claudia REZENDE "I Will Survive" (D. Fekaris / F. Perren)

When the World Cup in Russia begins in 2018, Hugo Lloris is 31 years old, he is the father of two little girls aged four and eight.

Behind the smooth image of the discreet captain of the France team, hides a man of character.

Professional football, which he chose after a science baccalaureate, enabled him to overcome the hardships of life, and in particular the death of his mother in 2008. Under the Kazan sun, in 2018, he is preparing to live the greatest consecration of his career… This story is a Europe 1 Studio production.

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- France / Australia, Thomas Thouroude, Didier Roustan, Anissa Haddadi, June 16, 2018

- France/Peru, Simon Ruben, June 21, 2018 

- France / Denmark, Simon Ruben and Cyrille de la Morinerie, June 26, 2018

- France/Argentina (8th final), Lionel Rosso, Simon Ruben, Cyrille de la Morinerie, June 30, 2018

- France/Uruguay (1/4 final), Simon Ruben, Cyrille de la Morinerie, July 6, 2018

- France/Belgium (1/2 final), Simon Ruben, Cyrille de la Morinerie, July 10, 2018

- Report on the Champs-Elysées, Maud Descamps, July 10, 2018

- France/Croatia (final), Simon Ruben, Cyrille de la Morinerie, Lionel Rosso, July 15, 2018

- Parade on the Champs-Elysées and reception at the Elysée with Paul Pogba, William Galibert, July 17, 2018

- Return of Hugo Lloris to Nice, Frédéric Michel, July 18, 2018