RMC Sport report this morning that French president Emmanuel Macron starts in midfield this Thursday in a charity match against a team of medical staff from the Poissy Saint-Germain-en-Laye hospital. The proceeds from the match will go towards improving hospitalisation conditions for young people in France as part of the Pièces Jaunes campaign.
Macron lines up in the centre of pitch alongside manager Rudi Garcia and former Bordeaux legend Alain Giresse. Arsène Wenger and Marcel Desailly will form the centre-back pairing next to former French women’s international Laure Boulleau at left-back. Former Monaco and Lyon striker Sonny Anderson starts up front. Sidney Govou, Robert Pirès, and tennis player Richard Gasquet also feature on the bench.
RMC Sport add that the president has expressed a desire to play the full 90 minutes in the match, which should be approved by his security personnel.