France selects Mbappe in their preliminary Tokyo Olympics squad

France selects Mbappe in their preliminary Tokyo Olympics squad

France has selected Paris Saint Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe in their preliminary squad for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The information was confirmed by the French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet who said that Mbappe was on the initial 80-man list for the tournament, with men's teams restricted to Under-23 players and a maximum of three overage players.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Le Graet said: "Mbappe is on a pre-list of 80 players for the Olympic Games, produced by Sylvain Ripoll. That list will then become 50, before becoming 18 + four reserves.

"He has the age to be able to go. Like all the young players of his age who are talented, he is therefore on the list. I met with Nasser (PSG President). I asked him how Mbappe was going. He said to me: 'Very good'. That's where we are.

"In general, club presidents feel that the dates (of the Olympic Games) are not particularly good. It is like that."

The summer tournament will take place between July 23-August 8 but PSG had an earlier feeling that the player should be granted some rest with the France national team expected to use him in Euro 2020 that begins in June.

Mbappe has been one of the main figures for PSG since his move from Monaco and has so far scored 18 league goals and 27 across all competitions this season for his club.