No, the soap opera is not over. This afternoon, the FFF formalized the list of 18 players called by Sylvian Ripoll to play in the Olympic football tournament in Tokyo. A list made up of several well-known names (Gignac, Thauvin, Savanier, Camavinga, Caqueret, Gouri among others) capable of bringing gold back to Paris. With this announcement, the hatchet seemed to be buried between the FFF and the clubs concerned. Well no.
Just minutes after the announcement of this list, the vice-president of AS Monaco, Oleg Petrov, gave a press conference to discuss the start of the season of the princely club. On this occasion, the Russian leader surprised everyone by indicating that no Asemist would go to Tokyo… While the FFF announced the presence of Benoît Badiashile in the list of 18!
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A list announced without the agreement of the clubs …
“For the moment, nobody will go to the Olympics. I discussed it a lot with Paul (Mitchell) and Niko (Kovac). Our position would have been different if we did not have the preliminary matches for the Champions League, we have to think about the strategic interests of the club. “ Never seen. But it didn’t stop there.
A few moments later, the general manager of OGC Nice, Julien Fournier, also let it be known that there was no question for the Gym to send Amine Gouiri to the Olympics. “He’s called up, but he’s not going to Tokyo. It had been indicated that no player from Nice would go to the Olympic Games. I am unpleasantly surprised ”, he told The team. Then, the president of Stade Rennais, Nicolas Holveck, also spoke to indicate that Eduardo Camavinga was not going to be on the trip either.
Already 5 players selected
“We have to play the play-offs of the Europa Conference Conference on August 19 and 26, it is essential for us to go to the group stage and also to defend the fifth place of France in the UEFA index. It forces us to have all our best players. So we are not in favor of it, we need all our assets. For us it is impossible. “
Finally, the sports daily adds that Chelsea also refused to release Malang Sarr. Progress, him, announces that Olympique Lyonnais will let Bruno Guimarães join the selection of Brazil, but Maxence Caqueret will remain in France. How to announce a list without having the agreement of the clubs? The FFF will quickly have to explain itself, especially since the regulations stipulate that the clubs are not obliged to make their players available.