It is an information launched almost casually on Canal + by Laurent Paganelli during the meeting won this Sunday by Saint-Etienne against OM (1-0).
confirmed it a few hours later: André-Pierre Gignac could play in the Tokyo Olympics with the French Olympic team, coached by Sylvain Ripoll, in charge of the Hopes.
The center forward of the Mexican club Tigres de Monterrey, 35 years old well typed, appears on a list of players communicated this winter by the Breton technician to the Cnosf (French National Olympic and Sports Committee).
Ripoll can integrate three elements born before 1997 in his final list and could therefore retain Gignac, whom he knew at the beginnings of his career, in Lorient.
See you against Mexico?
Failing to play a new Euro, after that of 2016 marked by his post in the final against Portugal, the former Toulousain and Marseillais could therefore spend a summer in Blue, him whose 36th and last selection in A dates back to October 10, 2016 and a victory in the Netherlands (0-1).
The French Olympic team is due to start the tournament on July 22 against Mexico, before moving on to South Africa on the 25th, then Japan on the 28th.
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Tokyo Olympics 2021
Andre Pierre Gignac
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