The reasons why Mbappé will not go to the Olympic Games

Two separate but linked Kylian Mbappé sagas have been resolved Within days of each other. We now know the attacker He will join Real Madrid And he will Not participating in the 2024 Olympic Games In Paris this summer. Thierry Henry, coach of the French U-21 national team and the Olympic team, announced the preliminary list of players participating in the tournament, which… It does not contain Mbappe's name.

Although this was not always sure to be the case. French President Emmanuel Macron He was among the influential public figures There was pressure to include MbappeWhile the player himself hinted at his desire to try the games on his home soil.

Mbappe's move to Real Madrid

Believes Henry's “real” list includes the strikerAlthough the matter was eventually taken out of his hands. With FIFA not recognizing the Olympic Games. The club is the one who has the final say.

Real Madrid kills Mbappe's Olympic dream

real madridIt was expected that Mbappe's signing would be officially announced in the coming hours. He sent a letter to the French Football Federation a month ago in which he stated that they… They will not give permission for their French stars to play in the Olympics after they also participate in the 2024 European Championships. This includes Aurelien Chouamini, Eduardo Camavinga, Ferland Mendy, and now Mbappe.

Antoine GriezmannFrance's vice-captain behind Mbappé, was also like that The green light was not givent to participate in the tournament by Atletico Madrid.

France squad for the 2024 Olympic Games

  • Goalkeepers: Lucas Chevalier, Guillaume Restis
  • Defense line: Bafodi Diakite, Maxime Esteve, Bradley Loko, Castelo Lukeba, Kylian Sildelia, Adrien Truvert, Lenny Euro.
  • Midfield: Akliush, Chotar, Desire Dowie, Manu Kone, Enzo Milot, Jevren Thuram, Leslie Ugochukwu, Warren-Zaire Emery.
  • Attack: Bradley Barkula, Arnaud Kalimuendo, Alexandre Lacazette, Mateta, Olise, Matthijs Tille.

2024 Olympic Games soccer schedule: France faces USA

The 2024 Olympic Games officially begin in Paris Friday, July 26 and continues until Sunday, August 11although the group stage of the football tournament in reality The day begins Wednesday, July 24, with The final group is on Saturday, August 10.

France They were placed in the first group alongside United States, Guinea and New Zealand.

A football tournament will be played All over France (Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Nantes, Nice, Saint-Etienne) It is primarily for Under-23 teamsalthough coaches can choose Three over the age players on their roster.


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