Emmanuel Macron will play football for a good cause

DEFENSIVE MIDDLE – The President of the Republic will be aligned with the “Variétés Club de France” football team on October 14 in Poissy-Saint-Léger (Yvelines). The former internationals will then be received at the Élysée for the club’s 50th anniversary.

Emmanuel Macron puts on crampons and a soccer jersey. This Thursday, October 14, Emmanuel Macron will evolve, according to our information, as a defensive midfielder with the number 3 jersey flocked on the back. A great football lover and fan of Olympique de Marseille, the Head of State thus honors a promise made to Jacques Vendroux, the general manager of the “Variétés Club de France”, last summer in Colombey-les-Deux- Churches. “I propose that we make the return match at Poissy (…) I accept on condition that I put the crampons back on and I will be humble and impressed, behind I invite you to the 3rd half at the Élysée”, then declared the President of the Republic.

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In the goals of this team led by the former player of the France and PSG team Laure Boulleau: the former PSG goalkeeper, Nicolas Douchez. Christian Karembeu, Arsène Wenger, Marcel Desailly, Jean-Michel Larqué, Sonny Anderson, Alain Giresse, Rudi Garcia, Dominique Rocheteau nicknamed “The Green Angel”, Sidney Govou and Steve Savidan complete the cast, as do Karl Olive, the mayor of Poissy. The tennis player Richard Gasquet, with the n ° 10, will be in charge of animating the game. They will face a team made up in particular of caregivers of Chips, the Inter-municipal hospital of Poissy-Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

3rd half at the Elysée

On this occasion, a check for 50,000 euros will be given to Brigitte Macron at the kickoff which will be given by Marius Trésor. Present at the stadium, the First Lady is the president of the Paris Hospitals Foundation, organizer of the “Yellow Pieces” operation.

A dinner at the Élysée will then be organized in honor of the 50 years of the “Variétés Club de France”, in which the biggest names who have made French football – but not only – meet with the objective “to play seriously without taking yourself seriously while having fun”. A birthday to which are invited several players of the OM team, European champion in 1993, including Basile Boli, Jean-Pierre Papin, Pascal Olmeta. Bernard Diomède and Luis Fernandez will also be in the game.

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