With the United States out of the World Cup, our attention turns overseas to the reaction from newspapers to Sunday’s World Cup games. In particular, we take a close look at the papers after the England-Senegal and France-Poland matches.
Reaction from British tabloids to England’s victory
Coverage in Senegal
Senegal’s WIW Sport offers the headline “Lions not on the same level.” Inside, it leads with Aliou Cissé’s sentiment that “I am proud of my boys but we must admit the superiority of England”
The Dakar Buzz reports on the sad scene from a massive watch party at a local university. The paper also offers a message of support from Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mané, who could have made a big difference in the match.
Le Quotidien’s headline needs no translation: “La promenade des Anglais”
Reaction in France to the win against Poland
Sud Ouest, out of Bordeaux, goes big and bold in saying that France is ready to devour England’s lions.
Lille’s La Voix du Nord offers a delightful little rhyme that’s better off left in French:
The Journal L’Ardennais is blunt, saying that now it’s England’s turn after France easily dispatched Poland.
France’s sporting paper, L’Equipe, finds no room for France’s next opponent at all on its cover. You have to scroll way down to find a tactical preview asking “Which England will face France in the World Cup quarter-finals?”
Further down is a story about how this will be the first ever England-France match in the knockout round.
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