LIVE – French team: Mbappé goes to arm wrestling with the FFF

No response from the FFF according to AFP

Asked, the FFF had not reacted in the middle of the afternoon. Noël Le Graët and François Vasseur, marketing director, are expected in the afternoon at Clairefontaine, where they will meet with players, AFP learned from a source familiar with the matter.

It’s the end of the press conference

Three newcomers, Benoit Badiashile, Youssouf Fofana and Randal Kolo Muani who have not tackled the hot issues of the moment at all. Next step, the open training of the Blues at 5:30 p.m., which will be above all a scrub for those who played on Sunday.

On the Pogba affair, how do you manage the entourage as a footballer

“I’m just with my family and my agents. I stay focused on the pitch and my family will take care of the rest.”

For the moment no advice, from Kylian Mbappé from Bondy like Kolo Muani

“No for the moment we are not yet at the time of advice, we have just arrived.”

The world cup in a corner of my head

“It will be up to me to prove in training or in the club.”

Randal Kolo Muani’s turn

Who was also very surprised by this first summons.

A dream first?

“A good half-time, a lot of forward passes, a lot of recovered balls, a match where I was decisive, not necessarily by the stats, a match where when I go out or after the match, the coach doesn’t look with a smile and said “well done!”

“It’s my nature that allowed me to come here and I hope you like it”

Fofana does not project himself at all on Qatar. “Before thinking about the World Cup, you must already think about making your first selection.”

A duty to set an example

Yes, of course, we sing the Marseiallaise before playing. Exemplarity should not even be mentioned.

“I take full advantage, I just try to fit in and I come to do my job”

“Before the World Cup, there are two games and I’m trying to fit in well.”

On the many packages in the middle and playing with Tchouaméni

“I already have to integrate well into the group and then the coach will make his choices, it will not automatically be the Fofana-Tchouaméni duo who will play.”

“I did not feel this selection coming at all,” admits Fofana.

“But according to your colleagues, it was hanging in my face, so I prepared for it.”

Place now for Youssouf Fofana

The midfielder also plays, like Badiashile, in Monaco.

“The important thing is to stay myself”

A mantra repeated a good fifteen times by Badiashile.

“The most important thing is to be yourself”

Very positive speech by Benoit Badiashile, who salutes the warm welcome and the good atmosphere for his first day with the A.

“I was surprised to be selected”

“Yes, when you are selected for the last list before the World Cup, you can have ambitions and try to participate.”

And immediately, in a particular context, the beginning of Benoît Badiashile’s conference

The three new ones will pass today.

No reaction from the FFF

This decision “obviously does not call into question his total commitment and his determination to contribute to the collective success of the national team for the important sporting events to come”, concludes the press release from Lylian Mbappé.

Asked, the FFF had not reacted in the middle of the afternoon. Noël Le Graët and François Vasseur, marketing director, are expected in the afternoon at Clairefontaine, where they will meet with players, explains AFP.

What the press release says

Kylian Mbappé has “decided not to take part in the photo session planned” Tuesday with the France team after the refusal of the Federation to “modify the convention” of the rights to the image of the players, he said find out on Monday in a press release sent to AFP.

The star of Les Bleus and Paris Saint-Germain “and his representatives (…) deeply regret that no agreement could, as requested, be reached before the World Cup” on this subject which has already controversy in March.

The shooting concerned the main sponsors

The sponsorship operations planned for Tuesday with the France team only concern major partners. It may get stuck with Uber Eats, KFC and Coca-Cola… Like last time.


Mbappé refuses to participate in Tuesday’s photo session (communicated to AFP)

This is the continuation of the controversy over image rights.

More info to come

Lloris and Théo Hernandez forfeit, Lafont and Digne called up

More changes in the France team. Hugo Lloris is forfeited just like Théo Hernandez. Didier Deschamps called Alban Lafont, a first for the FC Nantes goalkeeper and Lucas Digne to replace them. The captain of the Blues and Tottenham suffers from an injury to the right thigh. As for the Milanese Theo Hernandez, he is the victim of a tear in the right adductor. These new glitches are therefore the happiness of Alban Lafont. The doorman of the Canaries, 23 years old (14 selections with the Hopes) is rewarded for his performances for more than a season. Aston Villa defender Lucas Digne (30) is much more experienced with 46 selections with the Blues.

The FFF complaint against So Foot not yet filed

While the FFF publicly announced, at the end of last week, its desire to file a defamation complaint against the magazine So Foot, it is currently being drawn up by the councils of the FFF.

They want to refine its contours as much as possible before formally depositing it. “It doesn’t happen in a few hours,” says a federal source. So it could take several weeks. (LB)

The agreement between the Blues and the FFF concerning sponsorship remains unchanged

While the entourage of the Parisian wanted a modification of the convention linking the FFF to the players of the French team concerning sponsorship “every four years, to be in phase with developments in the sector”, it will not be. , reports The Team in its Monday edition. According Noel Le Graetthe timing is too tight for a possible evolution of the convention.

“Nothing is going to change between now and the World Cup, which is coming very quickly. I must meet the players on Monday to discuss with them. After the World Cup, we will see what needs to be done. There will be new players and some new sponsors. This will be an opportunity to take stock”, recalled the president of the Federation, who also took stock of the future endowments donated to world champions (30% given to players and staff).

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Welcome to RMC Sport to follow live all the information on this international break, the last before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. On the program of the French team two matches of the League of Nations. Thursday against Austria at the Stade de France (8:45 p.m.) and Sunday in Denmark (8:45 p.m.).

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