The Olympic Games football tournament will be held from Thursday July 22 to Saturday August 7. Who will succeed Brazil, crowned champion at home in 2016? Qualified for the first time since 1996, the France team hopes to do well there and why not imitate the 1984 gang which triumphed in Los Angeles. But for that, Sylvain Ripoll would have to be able to compose a team.
After the tricolor fiasco at Euro 2021 Espoirs (eliminated in the quarter-finals by the Netherlands), the Bleuets coach was tasked with carrying out this mission. Except that for the moment, the clubs do not make it easy for him, the fault of an overloaded schedule. Worse, according to The team, Ripoll is currently “Incapable” to compose a group of 18 players to go to Tokyo, even if the announcement of the participation of André-Pierre Gignac made by The Parisian is great news.
The clubs are closing their doors
After having retained Marquinhos and Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain must have appreciated the last statement of the president of the FFF, Noël Le Graët, about the probable package of Kylian Mbappé. ” Games ? No, he’s dreaming. It’s going to be complicated. Between the Euro where we hope to go far enough and the gap with the start of the Olympics, the internships, it seems to me today utopian. “ After having retained Marquinhos and Neymar, the capital club was necessarily reluctant to send its striker to the Olympics when he is already playing the Euro.
The Parisians are not the only ones to have privileged their interests to those of the French Olympic team. Stade Rennais has thus made it known that Faitout Maoussa and Eduardo Camavinga will not be released (also summoned, Adrien Truffert had already given up by forfeit). Same observation according to The team with Bayern Munich (Dayot Upamecano), Leicester (Wesley Fofana), Celtic Glasgow (Odsonne Édouard), Liverpool (Ibrahima Konaté), Hertha Berlin (Lucas Tousart), Nice (Amine Gouiri) and Lille (Jonathan Ikoné, Jonathan Bamba , Boubakary Soumaré). Not to mention AS Monaco (Youssouf Fofana, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Ruben Aguilar, Axel Disasi) who must prepare for their preliminary round of the Champions League. In short, a hell of a puzzle!