He already shared his “dream” of being part of the Paris-2024 Olympics last June. Antoine Griezmann now assures that he will "do everything to participate" in the Olympic Games organized in France this summer. He affirmed, Tuesday February 20 in an interview with Le Monde, that he will have “a discussion with the leaders” of Atlético on this subject.

The midfielder, world champion in 2018 and aged 32, could be one of the three players over 23 authorized to be included in the selection of 18 players called by coach Thierry Henry.

“It’s something exceptional” to have the Games in Paris, said “Grizi”, who could have two international competitions in the summer, after Euro-2024 in Germany (June 14-July 14). . 

“I will have a discussion with the leaders, in due time, to find out if they will let me go,” said Griezmann, while the Olympic tournament does not feature in the Fifa dates, where the players are supposed to be released. provision of selections by their clubs.

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“I know my body, we have very high level physiotherapists, so there is no problem,” he assured about such a succession of meetings.

The Colchonero could be aligned alongside the captain of the France A team, Kylian Mbappé, who has also announced his wish to participate in the Olympics.

Other big names could take part in a tournament usually neglected by football stars: Argentina coach Javier Mascherano has opened the door to Lionel Messi, who was part of the 2008 Olympic champion team.

The Blues have won the Games once in their history, in 1984.

With AFP

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