Mbappe on France's initial 80-man list for Tokyo Olympics

Paris Saint-Germain star and World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, 21, has been pre-selected for France's Tokyo Olympics campaign.
Mbappe on France's initial 80-man list for Tokyo Olympics

As confirmed by French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet, Paris Saint-Germain star, Kylian Mbappe, has been pre-selected for France ahead of the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Mbappe, 21, a Paris Saint-Germain star and World Cup winner, is on the France's 80-man list for Tokyo Olympics, where men's teams are restricted to U23 players with three overage players at most.

Football competitions at the Tokyo Olympics will start on July 23 and finish on August 8, with the defending champions, Brazil, present, expecting another gold medal.

"Mbappe is on a pre-list of 80 players for the Olympic Games, produced by Sylvain Ripoll. That list will then become 50, before becoming 18 + four reserves," Le Graet told reporters.

"He has the age to be able to go [U23]. Like all the young players of his age who are talented, he is therefore on the list… I met with [PSG president] Nasser [Al-Khelaifi]. I asked him how Mbappe was going. He said to me: 'Very good'. That's where we are.

"In general, club presidents feel that the dates [of the Olympic Games] are not particularly good. It is like that."

Mbappe has starred for Ligue 1 champions PSG this season, scoring 18 league goals and 27 across all competitions.

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