Toulouse. See the Belgium-France match in a 100% Belgian setting, it’s possible: we’ll tell you where
Through Quentin Marais
It’s time for reunion. Three years after France’s victory in the semi-final of the World Cup against Belgium (1-0), the two neighbors cross swords, Thursday October 7, 2021 at 8:45 p.m., for a place in the final of the League of Nations . Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) has a few Belgian establishments. How are they preparing for it?
“It will be good living”
When it comes to talking about the flat country in Toulouse, it’s hard not to go through Old Belgium, this bar located a few steps from Esquirol station. Jean-Jacques Peyrottes has been holding it for 37 years now. He especially wants to remember ” friendship “ between the two countries. “There is a little rivalry, but she is friendly. ”
Who will he support tonight? “I am French but I like Belgium, I have a lot of friends there… On will see. »The establishment broadcasting the game« with pleasure ».
“It will be good child. I will go out good hams, good sausages and good things, the main thing is to have a good atmosphere, ”announces the manager.
It will be pretty good living, good kid. Even if France comes to lose, there will be a good atmosphere. That’s what is good.
“The rivalry, I just see it in the media …”
Direction Seilh (Haute Garonne), north-west of the Pink City, in the chip shop “Chez le Belge une fois”.
Vincent capron, at the head of the establishment, will install two screens. “There will be one with a video projector inside, and a TV outside. »Belgian specialties will be in the spotlight.
If more than 300 people had attended the semi-final of 2018, “50 reservations” have already been registered for the reunion. ” I’m expecting a hundred people. There will be Belgians, but a majority of French ”counts the one who comes from a small village near Charleroi. ” Tonight, I will support Belgium, I’m still Belgian, even though I’ve been in France for 13 years. “
This rivalry, I just see it in the media. They stir up the thing with the “seum”, because in Belgium, we don’t even talk about it. Afterwards, this rivalry between the two countries has always been there. But tonight will be the evening of Franco-Belgian friendship.
For others, it will be without!
Le Bousin de Gambrinus, formerly called “La Nouvelle Belgique”, restaurant located rue du Pont Guilheméry, will not broadcast the match. “There is no TV here. And then you may have come across the rare Belgian who doesn’t give a damn about his foot ”smiles the manager. ” May the best win !”
What will happen in the restaurant “Léon de Bruxelles”, located in Blagnac? Belonging to a chain whose head office chose not to broadcast the match, the Blgnacese enclosure will also do without the meeting.
A ticket to reach Spain
It is in Turin that the French and the Belgians face each other this Thursday. The first semi-final saw Spain bring down Italy, in Milan, Wednesday evening (2-1). The final will take place on Sunday October 10 at 8:45 p.m.
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