Kylian Mbappe: Global face of his race at FIFA World Cup 2022 | Football News
DOHA: When Adrien Rabiot, who wasn’t fit enough after the flu but filled a hole in the French midfield all evening in the final, was brought on after four minutes and replaced with Youssouf FofanaIt marks a strange moment in France’s squad and football history.
Because, except for their captain Hugo Lloris in goal, all the other French players on the pitch are black.
This is probably the first time something like this has happened at a World Cup and a final there. No African team has yet played at the highest level of this game, but France has a unique stamp of race and equality, even if it’s purely footballing.
Except Argentinaoverflowing passion and MessiIn football’s great quest to end with the World Cup, another thing that stood out in Sunday’s epic final was the sheer depth of French football.
When asked about the future, their coach Didier Deschamps was calm. “We have great power in depth. We don’t worry about the future,” he said. That’s not the exaggeration of a failed coach trying to distract us, but a fact.
Even before the first half ended, Deschamps replaced two senior players, Olivier Giroud and Ousmane Dembele. It was like the hand of a defeated coach, having given up as Argentina appeared to be taking a two-goal lead.
Macron congratulates Messi, comforts Mbappe
Then the second series of substitutions, in the 70th minute – Camavinga and Kingsley Coman for Theo Hernandez and Antoine Griezmann being subdued and barely effective, as well as formation shuffle – was a genius. France returned to the match almost immediately, setting up a age-old final.
The fear remains as to how the jarring right-wing in France will react to the close-quarter defeat Les Bleus ultimately suffered.
Indeed, in the process of preparing for the final, there are those who will point to the origins of each player in the starting line-up – even the white, Portuguese-born Griezmann – arguing that they are not qualified enough. France. This is another blow to the French idea of ’Liberty, Equality, Charity’ as enshrined in their founding principles.
And this despite the national team being one of the most accomplished in the modern game, overflowing with talented third-generation immigrants from the French African colonies, players all born in France and learned their football in the arrondissements of Paris.
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– FIFA World Cup stats (@alimo_philip) 1671501793000
Leading them are fearlessly talented people Kylian Mbappe. Even so, his stunning hat-trick in the final – the second goal was an incredible balance and execution that defied all the fundamentals of shot technique – Mbappé has also emerged as the global face of her race. It is the star-studded fervor of a community in dire need of a hero as racism increases around the world, fueled by the rise of right-wing majorityism.
Only 24 years old – celebrate his birthday on Tuesday – Mbappe treats the French president quite indifferently Emmanuel Macron when the prime minister delivered his praise on the Lusail pitch followed by a cold shoulder to the glare of the world.
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– FIFA World Cup stats (@alimo_philip) 1671460112000
It appeared on the front pages of the world’s newspapers the next morning, an indispensable part of the search for a place in the prominence of Argentina’s blues and yellows. Whether it is the deep personal frustration and fatigue of having come this close, or simply the rejection of what Macron stands for, such as using Les Bleus as a means of propaganda Many social theorists and political analysts immediately see it as an image of defiance.
This is the top star of the world game that almost see through the president of his country. “Macron, mile offside”, a section of the French media headlined their views on his visit to the French team’s dressing room for a speech of encouragement, and before that, was seen on the podium as Qatar and FIFA presented the final award.
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– Football World Championship (@FIFAWorldCup) 1671501717000
Things were not always so icy between Mbappe and Macron. The best-marketed footballer on the planet at the moment, Mbappe had a long, well-documented story regarding his move to Real Madrid, but ultimately fell through. . Many believe the last-minute comeback was due to Macron’s own gentle pullback and pressure from Nasser Al-Khelaifi, president of Qatar Sports Investments, owner of Paris Saint Germain, his club after that broke all the rules to give him unprecedented influence and control.
Macron even had to issue a statement that he had only unofficially advised Mbappe to stay in France. “I just advised him, in a completely cordial way, to stay in France. I believe that as president it is my responsibility to defend the country when asked in a friendly and friendly manner.” , he say. Mbappe would also agree that he received “good advice”.
A 𝒎𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 To close this 𝒂𝒅𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆
— Team France (@FrenchTeam) 1671492199000
Regardless of the current status of the two French personalities, what emerges is clearly the unique status of the star of Cameroonian-Algerian origin.
Mbappe and his brand of football – explosive, foul-free and extremely athletic – have the potential to change the way the game is played forever. The market recognizes this, and it will always be a difficult marriage in the face of the pressures and demands of wealth and the innate need to be socially and politically conscious.
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— Team France (@FrenchTeam) 1671489022000
It is the extraordinary talent and unimaginable potential that he carries that has made Mbappe the face of his race. In Doha on Sunday, along with Messi, he was touted as the main employee of the state. Also, on Sunday, alongside Messi, he easily overcame all those pitfalls, and entered a kingdom that could only be his and that of his race.