The reshuffled XV of France is playing its second match of the competition this Thursday evening (9 p.m.) in Lille. And the quality of the organization will be particularly scrutinized after the hiccups of last weekend. “During the Council of Ministers, the president (Emmanuel Macron) asked to identify the dysfunctions, checked that everyone was under tension. He was very attentive, wanting things to go smoothly now,” a government source told AFP.
Last Saturday in Marseille, several thousand English fans missed the first minutes of the match against Argentina, stuck outside the Vélodrome. To avoid such a mishap, the Northern prefecture announced that the bars near the Pierre-Mauroy stadium will have to close from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to “avoid crowds” and “too long queues” with a last minute influx. at the counters.
The President of the Uruguayan Republic, Luis Lacalle Pou, will be present this evening at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Lille to attend the World Cup match between the XV of France and the Teros.