He was everywhere.
On the lawn to try to console Kylian Mbappé and Didier Deschamps.
On the podium, to present the medals to the finalists of the World Cup.
In the locker room, to deliver a speech following the defeat of the Blues against Argentina.
Emmanuel Macron was almost part of the list of 26 of DD, Sunday evening.
And it wasn't over.
Monday, it was he who wanted the Blues to appear in front of their supporters, Place de la Concorde in Paris, reports Noël le Graët, the president of the French Football Federation.
So that, at first, the France team rather wanted to return quietly to its household.
“A moment of communion”
When I left Doha in the night [from Sunday to Monday], after the final, with the FFF sponsors' plane, there was no question of parading on the Champs-Elysées or greeting Place de la Concorde for the players of the France team and for the staff, explains Le Graët to AFP.
Under the influence of disappointment, sadness, such strong emotions, I understood this choice and I respected it.
The president of the FFF assures that “the situation changed around 10 a.m. [Monday] following an exchange with the President of the Republic who wanted a moment of communion.
I naturally accepted him with the France team.
The president of the FFF invites us to “remember this beautiful moment of sharing between the French team and its supporters who came in large numbers to show their deep attachment to the Blues.
This fantastic course will be remembered for a long time.
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Noel le Graët