In a context of criticism against Qatar in terms of respect for human rights, climate impact or discrimination, the World Cup began for the French football team on November 22 against Australia.
The Blues sometimes suffered, but managed to climb to the final, against Argentina, on December 18.
Poland in eighth, England in quarter and Morocco in half underwent the clinical effectiveness of the team set up by Didier Deschamps.
And the genius Kylian Mbappé finished top scorer in the competition with eight goals.
But this journey ended with a defeat in an irrational final, which you are 24 million to have followed on a screen.
With the strong images of the epic of the Blues in Qatar, relive this unforgettable emotional lift.
November 22, it is a somewhat unexpected French team which advances in this World Cup in Qatar against Australia, due to the numerous absences.
And a terrible start for the defending champion… Les Bleus conceded an Australian goal and lost Lucas Hernandez to injury at the start of the match (9th, 0-1).
But the "Duke" Adrien Rabiot puts our Blues back in working order with a well-placed header (27th, 1-1) before Olivier Giroud scored his 50th goal with the France team to give the advantage to the tricolor (32nd).
2-1 at halftime.
In the second half Kylian Mbappé began his quest for goals in this World Cup by overtaking the Australian defenders with a header (68th, 3-1), following a magnificent pass from Ousman Dembélé.
In the 71st minute, Olivier Giroud equaled the record for goals scored in the France team, held until now by Thierry Henry.
They are now two to have planted 51 pawns with the Blues.
France won 4-1 in their first Group D game.
The second match against Denmark, on November 26, confirms that Kylian Mbappé is on a mission during this World Cup, with only one goal in mind.
After a first goal in the second half and then the Danish equaliser, the player from Bondy scored twice in the 86th minute to give the victory to the Blues, following a cross from Antoine Griezmann (2-1).
The French are already qualified for the round of 16 of this World Cup in Qatar.
After a third game without stakes against Tunisia, where the substitutes lost 1 to 0, it was time for a new tournament with the knockout matches.
On December 4, our Blues face Robert Lewandowski's Poland, and Olivier Giroud takes the opportunity to take the lead in the scorer rankings in the history of the France team.
In the 44th minute, the French planted his 52nd goal (1-0) on an assist from Kylian Mbappé.
Previously, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had saved the house of the Blues for the first time.
Then, following two clinical strikes (74th and 90th + 1), Kylian Mbappé allows the French team to lead 3 to 0.
To the delight of Olivier Giroud!
Robert Lewandowski will reduce the penalty score at the very end of the match, but it is our Blues who will face the English in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
Saturday December 10, 17th minute, it is the moment that Aurélien Tchouaméni chooses to send a missile into the cages of English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford!
France started their quarter-final perfectly against England (0-1).
France suffers but French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris protects his lines with several saves in the first half!
After Harry Kane's penalty equalizer (54th), Olivier Giroud went into battle in the air and placed his head to give the Blues the advantage in the 78th minute (1-2).
84th minute, it's the moment that Harry Kane chooses to kick in the Qatari sky his second penalty of the evening!
The English cracks and misses the equalizer!
Kylian Mbappé lets his joy explode.
It is the French who will face Morocco in the semi-finals of the World Cup.
December 14, fraternal semi-final between France and Morocco which becomes the first African team in the history of football to reach this level in a World Cup.
Théo Hernandez and the Blues fly away from the start of the match.
The French opened the scoring in the 5th minute (1-0).
France is suffering again but the defense is watching, just like Antoine Griezmann, midfielder, striker, central defender, and even also the bus driver in this match!
Less than a minute after entering the game, Randal Kolo Muani touches his first ball to push it into the Moroccan goal (78th).
France lead 2-0 and head to the World Cup final against Lionel Messi's Argentina.
December 18, big day of the final.
What about this match that many of you have seen since you were 24 million in front of a screen, experiencing an unforgettable emotional lift.
After 80 minutes of a non-match, the Blues are down 2-0 against Argentina, who are almost starting to celebrate this title, which has been awaited since their last world title in 1986.
In less than two minutes, this final turns into the irrational!
Kylian Mbappé scored two goals, one from the penalty spot, and the other after a masterful volley (80th and 81st).
This is the moment when the two nations will go blow for blow, until extra time.
After a second personal goal from Lionel Messi (108th, 3-2), Kylian Mbappé equalized on a penalty which caused him himself with a strike blocked by an Argentine hand in the penalty area (118th, 3-3).
The French genius becomes the second player in history to score a hat-trick in the World Cup final after the Englishman Geoff Hurst in 1966. With 8 goals, he is the top scorer of this World Cup.
This is unfortunately insufficient and France lost on penalties (4-2).
The 2018 world champions see the cup go to Argentina, but with honors.
The next day, thousands of French people are present at Place de la Concorde to thank the Blues for the emotions they have shared thanks to them.
The players and coach Didier Deschamps appear on the balcony of the Hôtel Crillon around 9:40 p.m. to greet the large crowd who have come to welcome them on their return from Qatar.
Sadness, pride, disappointment, comfort and thanks mingle on the Place de la Concorde.
As Kylian Mbappé said earlier today on the social network Twitter: “We will be back”.
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