Ten days ago in Toulouse, Chile-Japan, there were thirty thousand spectators. The rugby players from the Latin American team, making their debut in the final stage of the World Cup, looked around in disbelief. But last Saturday in Bordeaux, when they faced Samoa, there were more people in the stands. Two million French people watched both matches live on TF1, with views of highlights exceeding one million. Chile is the last team in the ranking, among the 20 teams participating in the World Championship.
2.5 million tickets sold
Welcome to the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the third sporting event after the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games, and the first in Europe after the Covid era, a delicious appetizer across the Alps for next year’s Games. It is set to break all records for the previous eight editions: 2 million 600 thousand tickets for 48 matches in 9 different stadiums in France; Sales volume estimated at approximately 2.5 billion euros (one and a half billion in Paris alone); At least 600 thousand tourists “Oval”; 70 thousand new job opportunities. The goal, until the final on October 28, is to reach one billion viewers overall. The organizers are smiling, but they are also receiving some criticism: they did not expect this much enthusiasm in the first two rounds. Irish fans flocked to Bordeaux to watch the match against Romania, but there were not enough trams to Matmut Atlantique and thousands arrived just as the match started. The same thing happened to the English and Argentines, who were caught in traffic in Marseille near the Velodrome. Minor grumble: For the opening match between France and the All Blacks, the Marseille band was entrusted to perform to a choir of schoolchildren, but in the stands of the Stade de France (noting the absence bernard laporte, The man who won the event, the former president of the French Federation, who was sentenced in 2022 to two years in prison for corruption: “If he pays his debts, he is welcome,” interrupted his successor. Florian Grill) We couldn’t hear anything and the whistles started.
Italy, first Rugby World Cup win: Namibia won 52-8
By Massimo Calandri
If they want their part in the show, the Azzurri must – at the very least – beat Uruguay on Wednesday in Nice (5.45pm, live on Rai2 and Sky Sport1). The second win, after the huge win (52-8) against Namibia, will guarantee direct participation in Australia 2027. On paper, Italy Rugby is stronger, but Uruguay puts the favorite host in Lille in Lille. the coach Crowley Forming a national team with a pair of brothers: Lorenzo and Nicolo Canone, Alessandro and Paolo Garbisi. The Italians aim to win clean balls with their strikers and then unleash their creativity Capuzzothe blue angel, and the very tattooed one EwanSamoan origins. However, heavy rain expected in Nice this afternoon could slow down the match and enhance the battle between the teams. In case of two successes, our team will play in Lyon against the All Blacks (September 29) and France (October 6). There are only two free places to qualify for the quarter-finals.
The European Football Championship and the Rugby World Cup?
marzio innocenti, Chief Ver thinks so: “We can bring home one of the Titans.” Meanwhile, he pledged to provide him with all his support Gravina And the Italian Football Federation for the race for the 2032 European Football Championship: “If they return the stadiums, we will submit our candidacy for the 2035 Rugby World Cup.” With all these records, it’s worth a try.
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