France is officially represented at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Doha on Sunday by Gerald Darmanin. At the request of the President of the Republic, Gérald Darmanin will represent the French Government at the opening ceremony.said the delegation accompanying the Minister of Interior.
“Thus, the minister will attend the opening of the last major sporting event before the Rugby World Cup and the Olympic and Paralympic Games that France will organize, respectively, in 2023 and 2024.”We added from the same source. “He will visit, on this occasion, the French gendarmes and police deployed immediately in order to contribute to the security of this global event.”.
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Denmark, which was one of the countries most hostile to organizing the Qatar World Cup, indicated that no member of its government was present at the opening ceremony, nor any ambassador.
On Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke out against boycotting the World Cup, believing it was unnecessary. “Don’t politicize sports”. He announced his presence in Qatar for the semi-finals or the final, if France is present.
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