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FFF President Le Graët: “Adrien Rabiot is available for selection.”

Speaking to L’Équipe, French Football Federation President Noël Le Graët was asked about Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot’s relationship with the French national team, having last been called up as a reserve for the 2018 World Cup and refusing to participate.

“He is not suspended. I have not spoken with Ripoll (about possibly involving Rabiot at the Olympic Games). I don’t have an answer… It is a little more difficult if all our current starters are available (for Rabiot to get in Deschamps’ squad). But that does not just depend on me. I also know Didier quite well. He is not bitter, but he has a good memory. Me, I have never had anything against him (Rabiot). I wanted to meet with him, not to punish him. I am delighted to see him playing again for a prestigious club where he has had a starting spot in recent times.”

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