Kylian Mbappe to Miss Paris Olympics Following Real Madrid’s Directive

By Milcah Tanimu

Real Madrid’s new signing, Kylian Mbappe, has confirmed he will not be representing France at the Paris Olympics this summer due to his club’s directive.

Earlier this year, Real Madrid announced that none of its players would participate in two international tournaments this summer. This decision affects all players involved in the European Championship or Copa America, barring them from competing in the 2024 Summer Olympics football event.

This directive came despite the 25-year-old French forward’s expressed desire to play for France at the Olympics. However, his commitment to Real Madrid outweighed his Olympic ambitions.

Mbappe, who recently finalized his transfer from Paris Saint Germain to Real Madrid, acknowledged his awareness of the club’s stance. Currently in Germany to support France in the 2024 European Championship, he addressed the media about the situation.

“My club’s position was very clear, so from that moment on, I think I won’t be taking part in the Games,” Mbappe stated on Sunday, June 16. “That’s just the way it is, and I understand that too. I’m joining a new team in September, so it’s not the best way to start an adventure. Now I think I’m going to wish this French team all the best. I’m going to watch every game. I hope they’ll bring home the gold medal.”


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