Real Madrid will not allow Kylian Mbappé to play at Paris Olympics

Kylian Mbappé (25) will not be allowed to play at the Paris Olympic Games this summer if he joins Real Madrid after the club wrote to the French Football Federation to declare that none of its players will be authorised to represent the nation at the competition. 

The Olympic Games are not considered an international competition by FIFA and therefore it is up to the club’s discretion if they allow their players to represent their nation or not. There was some question over whether Mbappé would be allowed to play. The forward has made no secret of wanting to represent his nation at the Olympics, especially since it is being hosted in his hometown. 

An Olympics without Kylian Mbappé 

At his current club, Paris Saint-Germain it was something that the forward would have been allowed to do. However, according to L’Équipe, Real Madrid, the club it is strongly suspected that Mbappé will join at the end of the season, has put to bed any lingering questions by writing to the FFF. 

This means that alongside Mbappé, Thierry Henry will be unable to select from the French contingent at Los Blancos, so there will be no Eduardo Camavinga (21), Aurélien Tchouaméni (24), and Ferland Mendy (28) present in Paris. 

GFFN | Nick Hartland

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