The Lensois defender and Herta Berlin midfielder from Arrondissement should be lined up for the first game of the Blues (this Thursday 10 am, live on France 2 and Eurosport 1) in the competition.

World champion in Russia (2018) with the two-star French team, the (very) ephemeral former Lille native Florian Thauvin (28) will lead the Blues, with his new teammate at the Tigres de Monterrey, the former Marseillais André- Pierre Gignac (35 years old), in this Olympic tournament which begins this Thursday (10 am, live on France 2 and Eurosport 1) against … Mexico.

In the grip of injuries and the refusals of certain clubs to release their players, the Habs will also present an inexperienced selection in which the Lensois right side Clément Michelin and midfielder Lucas Tousart should be holders. Meanwhile, Lens defender Facundo Medina will also start his competition with Argentina (12:30).

First big surprise Wednesday in the women’s tournament with the defeat of the American favorites against Sweden (0-3).

FRANCE – MEXICO, today at 10 a.m. Live match on France 2 and Eurosport 1. Probable composition of the France team: Bernardoni; Michelin, Sagnan, Kalulu, Kaci; Tousart, Savanier, Le Fée; Nordin, Gignac (cap.), Thauvin. Coach: Sylvain Ripoll.

This Wednesday (women): Japan-Canada 1-1, Great Britain-Chile 2-0, Netherlands-Zambia 10-3, Brazil-China 5-0, Sweden-United States 3-0, Australia-New -Zealand 2-1.

This Thursday (men): Egypt-Spain, Argentina-Australia, France-Mexico, Japan-South Africa, New Zealand-South Korea, Honduras-Romania, Ivory Coast-Saudi Arabia, Brazil-Germany.

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