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Only one scenario in which Kylian Mbappe could join France for the Olympic Games



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According to Radio Marca, French President Emmanuel Macron is doing everything he can to ensure Kylian Mbappe competes in the Olympic Games. 

It is suggested that if France are knocked out of the Euros early, Mbappe might stand a chance to play in the Paris Olympics. 

Interestingly enough, Real Madrid are still against the idea as they are concerned about the risk of injury.

For months, President Macron has been vocal about wanting Mbappe to play in the Olympics. He has directly appealed to Real Madrid, which is likely to be Mbappe’s next club, to allow their players to participate in the Paris Games.

A meeting between Macron and Perez

On Tuesday, Macron and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez met at the Elysee Palace during an event celebrating FIFA’s 120th anniversary. 

Sources say that Macron seized the opportunity to persuade Perez to let Mbappe compete in the Olympics, highlighting the star player’s significance for Paris 2024.

Real Madrid will not allow Kylian Mbappe to participate in the Paris Olympics. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

However, Perez’s response was firm. According to reports, Real Madrid have already decided not to allow any of their international players to participate in the Olympics, as it is not a FIFA-sanctioned event. 

The club want Mbappe to join Carlo Ancelotti’s squad in August, following the Euros.

Real Madrid do not want Mbappe at Olympics

As of now, Real Madrid remain steadfast in their decision not to let Mbappe take part in the Paris Olympics. The club has emphasized that there will be no special treatment for Mbappe. 

They do not plan to make an exception that would allow him to play in both the Euro Cup and the Olympic Games, which are typically for younger athletes.

While participating in the Olympics would be a significant honour for Mbappe and could enhance his popularity in France, Real Madrid believe he will forgo the opportunity as there is a risk of injury. 

The club is confident that the player will adhere to their plans and join the team for the pre-season training in August.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success



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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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