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EDITORIAL – The Confederations Cup ends in indifference is total

The Confederations Cup ends this Sunday with the Portugal-Mexico and Chile-Germany, but it will not have managed to unleash the crowds.

And if not, it resumes when the League 1 ? I do not, but the fifa Confederations Cup, between us, everyone will be bumps a little bit. Even Cristiano Ronaldo has been given permission to miss the match for third place between Portugal and Mexico, on Sunday (14h). Evidence yet, if it were needed, that this competition is wedged in the middle of the holidays of the players, does not appear as a priority for everyone. So yes, you’re going to tell me that CR7 has just had twins, that I have no heart, and that it would be good that I stop bitching. But frankly ? Who is passionate for this tournament ? Even the match that gathered the most télespectateurs (Portugal-Chile, 1.1 million average on TMC on Wednesday night) has been described as a purge by a party of observers. It was not until the “penos” and the feat of Claudio Bravo to ignite and shout to the engineering. Let me laugh !

James Rodriguez, the surprise parisian

Honestly, it didn’t take me a long time before choosing between the Euro and Hopes the Confederations Cup. I’ve only had to look at the list of German and I decide to follow the youth. And when I see a Julian Draxler wearing the armband of the German team, I think, really, that this team, though runner-up, has nothing to do with that which will be at the world Cup in a year. Don’t worry, I am far from the crisis of the nerves. I don’t regret having neglected this Cut for Euro, where I was able to see extraordinary goals. I really enjoyed contemplating Saul Niguez and the young guard of Spanish, I’ve been following Gianluigi Donnarumma with great attention, cried out to the scandal when I saw fans treat him as less than nothing as he had not yet had the opportunity to explain his own situation. And I’m not talking about Germany, champion of Europe.

The moments of joy and the discovery of new talents have marked a part of my days. A part, only, because this is it, this is the mercato. And you, like me, are more fascinated by it than by the Confederations Cup. I have also made the test with friends on the Friday night, trying to get the topic on the Confederations Cup. They asked me for info transfers on FC Nantes and Amine Harit, who has just finished his first season in League 1 and thus seemed more interesting than a so-called tournament preparation for the World cup. Even the debut of Marcelo Bielsa, Lille, the delay in the resumption of training and the famous tweet from Pierre Menes have had more impact among the lovers of football that the elimination of Mexico to the gates of the final on Thursday evening. A match certainly broadcast on a chain cable, but that seemed to have little importance in the eyes of all.

Then, stop ! If you look at the Confederations Cup, it is simply because it is felt to have nothing else to put in the tooth and piaffe this impatience to regain the championship. We love the Ligue 1, la Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga or the Premier League, it is the love of football that drives us and it does not go thirty minutes without one casts an eye to the movements of our club at heart. Today, it is the final of the Confederations Cup and I will watch the result on my smartphone because, like you, I want to know if Chile will succeed in the feat of achieving the doubled Copa America Confederations Cup. But this will be all ! On the other hand, if I were to end on a positive note, I would underline the good progress of the tournament at the organizational level. Because if the Confederations Cup is used to something, it is good for this. A dress rehearsal for the host country.

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