: It is 2 p.m. a few minutes past, here is a new point on the titles:
• The three Ukrainian nuclear power stations controlled by kyiv have been able to be reconnected to the electricity network, announces the Ministry of Energy. They had been cut off yesterday, after massive strikes from Russia. Follow our live.
• The Goncourt prize for high school students is awarded to Sabyl Ghoussoub for her book Beirut-sur-Seine (Stock).
• Finistère and Morbihan are placed on orange vigilance “waves-submersion”, due to a strong swell. The alert is valid from 3 to 6 p.m.
It’s time for the second meeting of the day. Uruguay take on South Korea.
: It’s time for the second meeting of the day. Uruguay take on South Korea. (MARIANA GREIF / POOL / AFP)
(MARIANA GREIF / POOL / AFP)
: We are staying in Doha where the Japanese fans and players shine by setting an example. Despite the euphoria of their surprise victory against Germany (2-1) yesterday, they cleaned up their stands and locker rooms.
: End of the meeting between Switzerland and Cameroon. The Helvetians won 1-0. (FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP)
(FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP)
: It’s half-time for the Switzerland-Cameroon match. The score is still blank.
: “There are still weeks ahead of us in which [les Bleus] can be free to express themselves, to use these spaces of freedom to carry their messages. They have these values too. They belong to a country that holds them high and it is important that they are its representatives.”
: The Minister of Sports encourages the French team to use the “spaces of freedom” that exist at the World Cup for “continue to express its commitment to human rights”. “The Germans show it”, emphasizes Amélie Oudéa-Castéra. Mannschaft players held their hands over their mouths yesterday to protest the inclusive armband ban “One Love” by FIFA.
: Switzerland is currently facing Cameroon, in group G. The kick-off has just been given.
: You don’t necessarily have sight problems: despite the crowds announced by Fifa, the World Cup stadiums in Qatar have rarely been full since the start of the competition. It has even happened that the announced figure is higher than the capacity of the enclosure. With Pierre Godon, we took out the calculator.
(KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)
(KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)
: “In our apartment, the pile of beer racks, she goes so far [le gaillard, déjà grand, étend son bras vers le ciel]. We have to last three weeks. I don’t even know if we’re going to be able to lock everything in…”
We also asked supporters for their tips for getting around the strict law governing alcohol consumption. Spoiler: they have more than one trick up their sleeves so as not to spend the World Cup sipping mint tea.
: If it doesn’t flow freely, even in times of the World Cup, it’s not that hard to sluice a foam in Doha… as long as you are a Westerner, or a wealthy Qatari. In our article, you’ll find out what it’s like behind the opaque doors of the pubs, where the Budweiser stand is hidden in the fan zone, and you’ll read how we almost entered the QDC, the only liquor store in Doha, inaccessible to non-residents.
: “Your mission, if you accept it, will be to tell us how we can find alcohol in Doha”, asked us, Raphaël Godet and me; our editors. Impossible mission ? No way ! The proof in this article, which will not self-destruct in five seconds.