Youri Djorkaeff, the sad news

Youri Djorkaeff, the sad news

Youri Djorkaeff was expected to commentate on Euro 2024 matches on TF1, but the 98 world champion, much appreciated by football fans, finally withdrew one month before the competition…

“A concern for the agenda”. The team announced at the beginning of the month that Youri Djorkaeff would form the second duo of TF1 commentators for theEuro 2024. The first channel will broadcast 12 matches of the European Nations Championship and the Grégoire Margotton-Bixente Lizarazu pair will officiate most of the time. This will be the case in particular for the Germany-Scotland opening match on June 14, during two group matches of theFrench team and for the potential semi-final of the Blues of Didier Deschamps.

“The Snake” finally abandoned the project for personal reasons, as indicated again The team this Tuesday. A hard blow for TF1, because the 98 world champion is an experienced consultant and very appreciated by the general public, and because it is now necessary to urgently find, less than a month before the competition, a new partner of choice to Julien Brun for a handful of meetings.

The return of Rudi Garcia?

It was Rudi Garcia who accompanied Julien Brun during the 2022 World Cup as part of the “bis” duo, but the former OL and OM coach, excellent in this role, was therefore not requested for Euro 2024. Fired from Napoli last November, the 60-year-old technician, who took vacation, is perhaps looking for a new position and therefore cannot be absent for a month.

On the M6 ​​side, Xavier Domergue and Christophe Dugarry will be the two commentators on the 13 meetings broadcast by the channel, with Carine Galli as a “woman on the ground”. The sixth channel will notably offer France-Netherlands, the shock of Group D of the Euro, then the potential quarter-final of the French team and the final of the competition on July 14 in Berlin. The other Euro matches do not yet have a TV broadcaster.

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