Paris Saint Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe and Tigres UANL forward, André-Pierre Christian Gignac are both in Sylvain Ripoli’s preliminary list of who could appear for France at the Olympics Games in Tokyo, 2021.
The 2018 World Cup winner, Kylian Mbappé, has not hidden his desire to represent the France national team at the Summer Olympics. As the European country begins narrowing its squad, that will fly to Tokyo in a couple of months.
At 22, Mbappé is eligible for the under-23 rule and doesn’t need to occupy one of the three overage spots.
It could be complicated for the Paris born striker who will most likely be part of the Les Bleus team in the delayed Euro 2020, from June 11 to July 11. In the event of a final for the French team, eleven days before the start of the Olympics. Then, as the Olympic tournament does not take place on FIFA dates, the clubs are not obliged to release their players.
The top scorer in the history of Tigres UANL André-Pierre Christian Gignac is also part of the 83 preliminary list.
Gignac, 35, was the highest goal scorer at the 2020 FIFA club World Cup . He could join the team as one of the three overage players.