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Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Antoine Griezmann wants to “do everything” to be at the Games with the French football team

Antoine Griezmann assured that he would “do everything to participate” in the Paris Olympic Games this summer in a interview with Le Monde Tuesday, saying he would have “a discussion with the leaders” of Atlético on the subject. The 2018 world champion midfielder, 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 carry on 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.

“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 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.

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