World Cup, Messi, Mbappe, QSI…

Seen and read of PSG in the French press this Sunday November 20, 2022. D-Day for the start of the World Cup, bad news for the French team with Karim Benzema’s package for the entire competition, the Messi-Neymar-Mbappé trio great attraction of this Mondial, an American investment fund interested in buying a stake in PSG’s capital.

In today’s edition, The group returns on the package of Karim Benzema. During Saturday’s session, the French striker injured his thigh and had to withdraw from participating Global to Qatar. The Inter striker has already been hit in the hamstrings for a few weeks real Madrid he missed his bet to return in time to play this competition. However, he returned to the collective session this Saturday, the first since the start of the rally. But on Saturday night, the FFF confirmed through a press release the package of his center forward. “The MRI confirmed a rectus femoris injury which will require a three week recovery period. After talking to the doctor The rooster then the attacker real Madrid, Didier Deschamps registered the lump sum of Karim Benzema for the world Cup. »

From now on, the Blues coach will have until Monday evening to call or not a replacement Karim Benzema. With this pack, that’s now seven forwards: Antoni Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembele, Marco Thuram And Randal Kolo Muani. And several profiles could serve as candidates to replace the Madrid native, according to the sports newspaper: Wissam Ben Yedder, Antonio Martial, Moussa Diaby or Martin Terrier.

This 22nd edition of the world Cup it will also be the last for some football stars like Lionel Messi. And at 35, the striker of PSG continues to draw crowds. Friday night, more than 200 reporters came to see the training of Argentine. A waste of time because the striker had trained indoors like the starters on Wednesday (friendly against Saudi Arabia, ed), to the displeasure of TV, radio and live reporters. Same scenario this Saturday and this time “the champion had to wait about ten minutes before pointing his nose and starting the session on the sidelines of the group”relationships THE. After playing 90 minutes in the big friendly win Saudi Arabia (5-0), the staff of theAlbicelestial carefully check the workload of its star. In fact, the presence of Pulga to this Global remains a great event, especially with its form from moment to PSG (12 goals, 14 assists in 19 games).

“The Albiceleste captain, record holder for appearances (165) and goals (91) in selection, did not come to the Persian Gulf to make numbers or celebrate his jubilee. He has come to seek the ultimate consecration, the one great trophy still missing from his list. » From this summer, Lionel Messi physically prepare for it World Cup 2022. After chaining with Rouge & Bleu for four months, the seven times Golden Ball maintains a very good pace and is “fresher than it has ever been at the opening of a major competition. » After winning the America’s Cup in 2021, number 10 of Argentine he will be eager to win his first world Cup and he will have a whole country behind him.

The sports newspaper also reports that an American investment fund has positioned itself in recent days to purchase between 10% and 15% of the capital of the Paris Saint-Germain. Since 2011, Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) has full control of the Parisian club, following its takeover in two stages from Capital of the colony, 70% in June 2011 and the remaining 30% a few months later. If the investor name was not filtered, “in the vicinity of QSIwe confirm this sign of interest even if today it is too early to tell if this discussion will be successful »relationships The group in its current edition. Today the PSG is valued at 3 billion euros according to Forbes and a partner who would therefore like to take 10% would have to pay €300M.

However, the trend is not towards a disengagement of the Qatar to PSG according to sources close to the Qatari shareholder. “In contrast, recently passed messages went rather in the opposite direction. QSI wishing to continue to diversify after taking 21.67% of Braga. The emirate’s sports fund is betting on another club and could soon announce a new entrance in the capital of a foreign club. » If a disengagement PSG is not on the agenda, a financial partner could help Rouge & Bleu in particular with the new training center in Poissy costing between €300M and €400M. Another element that could push the Qatari shareholder to sell a small percentage of his capital: the debts recorded in the last three years with 125 million euros in 2019-2020, 224.28 million euros in 2020-2021 and 370 million euros in 2021-2022, although the latter figure has yet to be validated since DCG extension. If the Parisian leaders have promised to improve the accounting situation this season, “Financials should stay in the red. The arrival of a co-shareholder could help overcome these difficulties. QSI has always covered the deficits of the PSG till now. But for how much longer? »concludes THE.

On his side, The Parisian also devotes its first page to the opening of the world Cup this Sunday which will start with the match Qatar/Ecuador (5pm). And one club is at the heart of this tournament thanks to its strikers: the PSG. With Kylian Mbappe (France), Lionel Messi (Argentina) And Neymar Jr (Brazil), the Parisian club has three players aiming for final victory with their respective selection. From this summer, the Argentine “He has conditioned himself to remove what he lacks. » His friend and clubmate, Neymar, “He also lives only for this goal. » On his side, Kylian Mbappe he will be eager to raise his second Global in a row after that of 2018. “It’s a bit like the capital club establishing itself at the epicenter of the tournament at its launch. How does it belong to Qatarall of this, in the end, makes sense”relationships LP.

The Île-de-France newspaper also focuses on Kylian Mbappe. The attacker of PSG dream of a second star to get even closer to the Golden Ball. After bursting into the eyes of the world four and a half years ago during the World Cup 2018, the 23-year-old has taken on another dimension and is expected to turn. The Rouge & Bleu No. 7 has made great progress over time in his calling, his movement and his ability to score in any position. This season, he panics the counters with already 19 goals and 5 assists with the PSG. Added to this are 2 accomplishments and 1 assist with the Blues. “The stats are good but they don’t say the player programmed himself for this Global. He integrated it into his summer athletic training. He has behaved well with Paris and yet he kept some under his sole, knowing how to save when score was acquired at certain meetings”instead of Lionel Messi And Neymar Jr that he set out to go all out from the start, he says LP. The former Monegasque has chosen his strategy: “Get into the rhythm first, explode during the Global then, then speed up when club events come back” with the round of 16 Champions League in front of Bayern Monaco.

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