April 14, 2024

Mbappé in mourning

Kylian Mbappé arrived at Clairefontaine on Monday, along with the 22 other Bleus called up by Didier Deschamps to take part in the Euro 2024 qualifier against the Netherlands in Amsterdam on Friday, followed by the friendly against Scotland in Lille four days later, but received terrible news on Wednesday.

Touched by the death of a close friend, the striker for Les Bleus an…

Kylian Mbappé arrived at Clairefontaine on Monday, along with the 22 other Bleus called up by Didier Deschamps to take part in the Euro 2024 qualifier against the Netherlands in Amsterdam on Friday, followed by the friendly against Scotland in Lille four days later, but received terrible news on Wednesday.

Touched by the death of a close friend, the striker for Les Bleus and PSG left the nerve center of French soccer at Clairefontaine this afternoon to travel to Bondy, in the Paris suburbs, the town where he grew up. The staff authorized the French team captain to leave for a few hours to offer his condolences to the family of the deceased.

Present in the Netherlands

He was due to rejoin the squad and the Clairefontaine château in the evening, says L’Equipe, adding that the former Monaco man’s departure for the Netherlands on Thursday is not in doubt. On the other hand, his presence against press as captain on the eve of the match against the Batavians – a first announced since June when Les Bleus travelled to Faro to face Gibraltar – is now uncertain.