Invited to the Olympic Games for the first time since 1996, France remains in the dark, one month before the start of the football tournament organized in Tokyo (July 21 to August 7). Blame it on the clubs, reluctant to leave their young nuggets at Sylvain Ripoll’s disposal when starting a new season. The coach of the Espoirs is having great difficulty in composing a group of 18 men.
While The Parisian announced yesterday that the specter of a package hovered over the Blues, a few hours from the official announcement of the Olympic group, the president of the French Football Federation brushed aside the hypothesis of a package. “Not even in dreams. It’s difficult for Sylvain (Ripoll), that’s why you need a good coach, but little by little we are hooking up players and I think that tomorrow we will not be bad ”, declared Noël Le Graët at the microphone of bein Sports.