FOOTBALL. A drop in the Blue

The team of France is a spin-off from his little cloud, Friday, bowing for the first time since his world title. The Blues have been defeated in the netherlands (0-2), a setback that could close the doors to the Final Four of the League of nations. In the Face of a Dutch team of enthusiastic, the French have gone completely to one side of their topic, providing a copy of a pauper. So, a draw is sufficient for the Oranje (who is facing Tuesday, Germany) for the doubling classification of this group. During this time, the Blues will host Uruguay in a friendly at the stade de France.

The Celeste played against the Brazil, on Friday in London. A match won by the Seleção lost 1-0 thanks to a penalty from Neymar. The meeting, tense, has been punctuated by a brief moment of nervousness between the two members of the attack of PSG, namely the number 10 brazilian and Edinson Cavani. A revival of tension without consequences, to believe Kylian Mbappé, interviewed Sunday on the topic at a press conference : “This is nothing, it is a duel. They are defending their country, they have good reason. The two are given at the bottom. There is a duel, it is necessary to go there… It’s not going to prevent them from getting big hugs to PSG and scoring goals together. “

other shocks were taking place on the international scene. Portugal got the first ticket to the semi-finals of the League of nations by neutralizing Italy (0-0). England joins on Sunday the Lusitanians, knocking over Croatia at Wembley (2-1).

RUGBY. The Blues found the smile, the All Blacks beaten… twice in 24 hours !

The XV of France is comforted Saturday by picking up a victory welcome to facing Argentina (28-13) at stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille. Roughed in the beginning of the meeting and quickly carried out, the players of Jacques Brunel have made a beautiful reaction, one week after a setback cruel to concede in the face of South Africa in the last moments. This time, the French have managed to turn off the grinta argentina and shelter in the second period. Teddy Thomas, author of one doubled (25th, 48th) and Guilhem Guirado (71st) are among the architects of this victory, which should be good for the heads.

there were other strong nations of the rugby world output. Led at the break, England did the necessary to get out of the trap set by Japan (35-15). But the sensation came from Ireland, where the XV Clover has offered the scalp of New Zealand (16-9) on Saturday in Dublin. This is the first time in their history as the Irish beat the All Blacks at home.

The performance is all the more notable that, in the same time or nearly so, are the women of new zealand who have folded, facing the team of France ! The blues have beaten the Black Ferns (30-27) and offer the women’s rugby a nice shot of projector. See two teams in new zealand beaten in the same weekend in rugby, who would have thought !

RALLY. And 6 for Ogier !

Sébastien Ogier (Ford) won this Sunday its 6th title of world champion of the WRC ! The French, only 5th in the rally of Australia, has benefited from the abandonment of Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) and Ott Tänak (Toyota), with whom he was engaged in a fierce fight in three on australian roads, where took place the final stage of the season.

With 6 titles, Ogier gets closer (a bit) of the 9 securities of its predecessor Sebastien Loeb. And this success confirms the hegemony of the French on the discipline at present, as no other nation has managed to remove the title from Norway, and Petter Solberg in 2003.

TENNIS. Zverev, the first major

Alexander Zverev won the first major tournament of his young career this Sunday in London. The German 21-year-old was beaten in the final of the Masters Novak Djokovic (6-4, 6-3), world number one and winner of the last two tournaments of the grand slam. The one who is anticipated as the future boss of the tennis world showed up to present difficulties for major appointments. This victory could be the trigger mechanism, he, who had beaten Roger Federer the day before, in the semi-final.

there were also frenchmen engaged in this last day at the O2 Arena. Unfortunately, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert have lost in the final of the double-sided to the u.s. pair of Mike Bryan-Jack Sock (7-5, 1-6, 13-11). Earlier, in the tennis chair, the netherlands, the blue pair composed of Stéphane Houdet and josh Peifer had won the Masters, dominating Joachim Gerard and Stefan Olsson (1-6, 6-4, 7-6).

ALPINE SKIING. Hirscher, it’s starts as a 40

Marcel Hirscher color ad ! Levi (Finland), the Austrian opened the season in alpine skiing, the same way he had sealed the last, by a hit in a world Cup race in slalom. Hirscher, who holds the last seven large globes of crystal, was ahead of the Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen and the Swedish André Myhrer. A small disappointment for the French, since neither Clement Christmas or Victor Muffat-Jeandet, yet well placed after the first round (3rd and 4th), only managed to climb onto the podium. On the other hand, Jean-Baptiste Grange, 5th, managed his best world Cup result since 5 years.