TF1 will broadcast, unencrypted, 28 World Cup posters (beIN Sports offers the full on paying): 16 matches of the first round, including the three matches of the Blues, five eighths, three quarter-finals, the semi-finals, the small final and the final.
The chain will detail its device on Monday with, as announced by The Team on October 15, the arrival of Saber Desfarges at the edge of the field during the matches of the French team, in place of Frédéric Calenge.
The Grégoire Margotton-Bixente Lizarazu duo will comment on a large majority of matches. The second team will be made up of Julien Brun, Ligue 1 commentator on Prime Video and already present on the front page during the last Euro, accompanied by Rudi Garcia, the coach of the Saudi club Al Nassr Riyad, consultant for TF1 during Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018.
During the World Cup, Téléfoot will be presented by Thomas Mekhiche. Didier Deschamps and one or more Blues will be there.
For after-matches, no upheavals with Le Mag, still hosted by Denis Brogniart. On set, he will be accompanied by journalist Marine Marck and several consultants: Nadia Benmokhtar, Rio Mavuba and Adil Rami, reigning world champion and still active in Troyes.
“He knows Didier Deschamps well and a lot of players from the France team
“He is a figure of the Bluesreacts Julien Millereux, the sports director of TF1. He knows Didier Deschamps well and a lot of players from the France team. Then he brings his capital sympathy and expresses himself well. »
Whereas the conflict with Canal +which interrupted the broadcast of the TF1 signal after a disagreement over the renewal of the distribution contract, has so far not found a solution, Julien Millereux does not fear an impact on audiences: “We are not worried, the FIFA World Cup is the most powerful event on television. We hope that the conflict with Canal + will be over by the World Cup, but today we can watch TF1 for free via DTT, FAI boxes, MyTF1 and satellite with FranSat. And on the sale of the pub, we are ahead of filling compared to 2018.”