“Finally, we’re coming home! »On entering the Stade de France enclosure, Carole finds her friends from the irresistible French supporters group. “It’s like a family here,” insists this 42-year-old lawyer. It feels great to be back with our national team. We missed her. “Like Carole, five thousand privileged people had the simple happiness of being able to attend a match for the France team. A first since last October. Invited by the French federation to encourage the Blues during their friendly match against Bulgaria, these supporters gave voice.
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“We find our life before, says Maxime (19) a student from Metz (Moselle) with one of his friends. We went for a drink before on the terrace, we got to know other supporters, now we are giving voice. It’s great ! “
For this last meeting of the Blues before the start of the Euro on Tuesday, June 15 against Germany in Munich, the FFF wanted to invite students, caregivers, law enforcement, firefighters and volunteers. All benefit from the exemption of the Ministry of Sports allowing a passage of the curfew from 9 to 11 p.m. one day ahead of the country.
« Griezmann on fire »
Coralie, a medical student, attends her first football match. “It’s a nice gesture, we are delighted to have a good time with this lifting of health restrictions. I’m used to seeing them on TV and tonight I have them in front of me. It is very impressive ! “A few meters away, Virginie, emergency medical secretary in Gonesse (Val-d’Oise), also appreciates the spectacle. “My daughter was jealous that I find myself tonight at the Stade de France for the first time,” she laughs. For more than a year, we have worked without counting our hours and we no longer go out. It’s good that people think a little of us with this place. I am enjoying a beautiful evening with my colleagues. “
Antoine Griezmann’s returned chisel for the opening of the France team triggers a clamor in the enclosure. The Euro 2016 hit “Will Grigg’s on fire” was renamed “Griezmann on fire” by the French supporters who also give color to the stands. “Even if I had to take a painful PCR test to come, I have a great evening, it’s really great, enthuses Georges, storekeeper in a Parisian hospital. It’s nice to see the public, happy people. “
Quentin, a police officer in the Paris region, who wears a blue jersey with the 2 world champion stars, applauds each action. “I have been waiting for this reopening for a long time. My last match was in France-Turkey in October 2019. How good is that! Hear the announcer, the drums, the songs. We have the impression of living again! “