Friday June 18,

In principle, we should have written this newspaper of Les Bleus ceaselessly from Budapest.

But a technical problem with our plane decided differently.

So we are not (yet) in Hungary.

Kingsley Coman either.

The Bayern Munich winger is temporarily leaving the blue bubble for the best possible reason, as we learned from the management of the France team.

“After consultation with UEFA and the UEFA Covid unit, Didier Deschamps and the Federation authorized Kingsley Coman to join his partner and attend the birth of his child.

All precautions have been taken, particularly in terms of health.

And for those wondering, yes, the King will be back for the second game against Hungary.

Lucas Hernandez can't wait to rub shoulders with hungarian audience

We hope to be able to say the same, that the heavens bless our pilot.

Sorry, we're getting lost.

Beyond the cheerful prospect of qualifying for the next round if successful, the other stake of this France-Hungary lies in the full gauge of the Puskas Arena, which we were able to measure through our TV during the match against Portugal.

Not enough to scare Lucas Hernandez, who we see a lot at the moment at a press conference.

“I love it [the hostile atmosphere], I play football for that.

The stadium will be full, it's been a long time.

It will be up to us to adapt and stay focused from the first minute.

It will be another battle, another war and it will be up to us to respond.


As a reminder, more than 60,000 spectators are expected in the Budapest stadium on Saturday.

Plus eleven players parked in front of the cages attacked by the Blues.

Lucas Hernández wanted to leave a message to the supporters present in the Munich stadium on Tuesday!

What an atmosphere, thank you 🙏 🔥 #FiersdetreBleus 🇫🇷

- French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) June 17, 2021

The program of the day

On the eve of the match, Didier Deschamps will appear in front of the press for a pre-match videoconference in the company of one of his players before a reconnaissance training on the lawn of the Puskas Arena in the early afternoon.

And we are going to take the plane.

We keep you up to date.


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