Some believed in it since the 16th of June, the day of the first match in France, against Australia. Others have started to believe during the match against Argentina and the semi-final against Belgium. All, this Sunday, July 15 to 17 hours, at a kick-off of the final France-Croatia in Russia, hoped to see the Blues win the trophy so coveted. The players, themselves, are prepared for months. Years. Several players of the team of France had launched paris before the World. Sometimes by air, sometimes by believing in it really.
“If you win the world Cup, what will you do ?” The question has been asked many times on the Blue. Blaise Matuidi had promised to swap the cleats for cycling shoes. Adil Rami had promised to challenge Teddy Riner on the mat. Nabil Fekir had to get the ball to zero… and Olivier Giroud had to shave the head. Some have already risen to the challenge in the aftermath of the victory, as Adil Rami, who, in defiance of Teddy Riner, has given us a beautiful sequence tv will come out probably in the emissions of the end of the year.
Like the others, Olivier Giroud has honoured his bet by shaving (almost entirely) in the head. “If it is sacred, I promise to shave the head”, he said in may last in the show Téléfooton TF1. Sunday, July 22, the striker has posted a photo of him on social networks, with his new hair cut. “Something promised something due ! Held bet, proud to be Blue”, he wrote as a caption. A shot that, of course, has not failed to speak of him on the Canvas.