Caroline Baudry (special correspondent in Copenhagen), edited by Gauthier Delomez
06:17, November 26, 2022modified to
07:04, November 26, 2022
France and Denmark meet this Saturday afternoon, at 5 p.m. (French time), for their second match of the World Cup in Qatar. A match to follow live and in full on Europe 1, the official radio of the competition. A crucial meeting, for which the Danish supporters are rather optimistic.
In a freezing Copenhagen avenue, red and white is everywhere. These are the colors of the “Danish Dynamite”, the nickname of the national team of Denmark which is engaged in the World Cup in Qatar in group D, the same as that of France. Moreover, the two teams meet this Saturday, in Doha, for their second match of the competition. A crucial match in this group which will be followed live and in full from 5 p.m. on Europe 1, the official radio of the competition. Before this shock, Europe 1 went to Denmark to meet rather optimistic Danes.
“Our team is the best”
“Denmark will win! Because our team is the best,” proclaims Todda loud and clear, her eyes laughing, her hat pulled down to her cheeks. “We have already beaten them… And we will do it again”, he argues, referring to the last two matches played between the two nations that the Danes have actually won (2-1 in June and 2-0 in last September).
A little further on, Jonas predicts a 3-1 victory for his country, regardless of whether the opponents are world champions. “France is probably the best team in the world. But the problem is that there are too many injured!”, He notes in particular after Karim Benzema’s package. “And the French play individually. They have big egos!” Judge this Danish supporter.
These Danes ready to sing to support their team
The Tricolores have been a little weaker in recent years, says Moms, another Copenhagen resident who is a football fan. He cycles through a crowd of cyclists, the chants of supporters well in mind for the kick-off 7,000 km away. “We are red! We are white! We are together, by your side!”, He repeats, now ready to vibrate for his team this Saturday afternoon.