Kylian Mbappe gives up hope of playing for France at Olympics


Kylian Mbappe has admitted he’s given up hope of playing for France at the Paris Olympics due to a request from Real Madrid.

Summer Olympics to be held in Paris
Mbappe confirms he won’t play
Real Madrid block striker from featuring

France will have to cope without Mbappe at the Olympics this summer as the striker has confirmed he will not play at the tournament in Paris. The news will be a blow to Les Bleus and French president Emmanuel Macron who has spoken about his hope that Mbappe could play for France at the Summer Games.

Mbappe has left Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid and Los Blancos are unwilling to allow the striker to play at the Olympics. The striker has admitted it would be a “dream” to represent his nation at the tournament but Real Madrid have a different opinion and want their new signing to have plenty of rest after Euro 2024 in order to be fit and fresh for the start of the 2024-25 season.

He told reporters: “For the Olympics, my club has a position which is very clear. I think that I will not participate in the Olympics, it’s the truth. It’s like that… At the same time, I also understand, I’m joining a new team in September, it’s not the best start to an adventure. Now I’m going to wish the best to this French team. I’m going to watch all the matches as a fan and now I’m going to be a spectator.”

Mbappe will not play the Olympics but he will feature for France at Euro 2024. Les Bleus are among the favourites for glory and kick off their tournament against Austria on Monday.



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