Referees take 40 minutes to notice Frenchman with strings around neck on pitch


France right-back Jules Koundé entered the field with two strings around his neck, and it took the referee around 40 minutes to notice and ask him to remove his accessories. There was no punishment.

The match between France and Poland, for the World Cup, had to be interrupted until he managed to remove the pieces, with the help of a member of the coaching staff.

Accessories such as earrings and strings cannot be used on the field, as they can hurt the player or the opponent, depending on the dispute.

For now, France is winning the match 1-0, with a goal by Giroud. He became the country’s all-time top goalscorer, having scored 52 times, surpassing Thierry Henry, who scored 51.

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