Consultant of the channel Canal Plus between 1995 and 1998, Serge Blanco (64 years old) will return to service on the occasion of the next World Cup. The former captain of the XV of France will intervene on Europe 1.
Serge Blanco (64) is wearing the consultant cap. Twenty-five years after his first experience in this role, at the microphone of the chain Canal Plus for three years, between 1995 and 1998, the former captain of the XV of France will resume service. The “Pelé du rugby” will intervene this time on the radio Europe 1, which thus offers itself a luxury consultant for the next World Cup, from September 8 to October 28 in France.
According to our colleagues from the newspaper The teamthe former president of Biarritz Olympique, now in Pro D2, will officiate as a commentator on the occasion of the main posters of this World Cup which will see South Africa defend their trophy on land after their success in 2019 at the Japan at the expense of England (in the small final, New Zealand, defending champion, had disposed of Wales).
Blanco is not his first radio experience
🤠🚀💪🏈! Hey sports fanatics…nice casting for Team Rugby @Europe1Sport1 for the Rugby World Cup @France2023 pim pam poum ca bombard ! @Europe1 Serge Blanco on Europe 1 for the 2023 World Cup https://t.co/vNvKNJpj52 via @lequipe
— Céline Géraud (@Geraud_nimo) March 30, 2023
The former star back of the Blues who ended his career in 1992 after twelve years at the highest professional level (which had earned him the title of best French player six times) should also endorse the costume of expert on the radio when analyzing the major matches of this competition which will be broadcast on three different television channels (TF1, France Télévisions and M6) for the first time in the history of the event.
The 1987 vice-world champion with the France team, who had bowed out on a title of vice-champion of France with the BO, the only team whose colors he wore during his career, will not discover however, the world of radio. Over the past twenty years, the native of Caracas (Venezuela) had thus regularly brought his light to the airwaves of Radio France.