PSG star Kylian Mbappe joins French President Emmanuel Macron to watch women’s World Cup final in Lyon between USA and Holland
- Kylian Mbappe was in attendance at the Women’s World Cup final in Lyon
- He scored in the parallel fixture last year as France lifted the men’s trophy
- The 20-year-old was seen fraternising with French President Emmanuel Macron
- The PSG forward sported a casual look at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais
The World Cup winner was seen smiling and shaking hands with his compatriot before the game between USA and Holland at in Lyon.
The 20-year-old also exchanged pleasantries with FIFA president Gianni Infantino before taking his seat at Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
Kylian Mbappe was all smiles as he attended the Women’s World Cup final in Lyon
The World Cup winner posed for photographs at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Mbappe is a proud ambassador for French football and is determined to play at both the 2020 European Championship and the Tokyo Olympics.
The PSG forward would be eligible for the Olympic squad despite not being involved in the qualification competition.
French soccer federation president Noel Le Graet told Le Parisien newspaper in June it would be up to coach Sylvain Ripoll to decide.
The 20-year-old was seen shaking hands with French President Emmanuel Macron
Mbappe was also pictured sharing a joke with FIFA president Gianni Infantino (left)
‘It’s nice that Kylian can say that,’ Le Graet said. ‘It shows he is interested in all France teams, and especially in the Olympics.
‘Once again, it’s nice. But we will need to meet him, and ask the question to Sylvain Ripoll. The decision will belong to him.’
If France qualify for Euro 2020, Mbappe could be playing matches until July 12, the date of the final in London. That is only 10 days before the Olympic tournament kicks off in Japan.
Mbappe scored once and produced a superb performance this time last year in France’s 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow, scoring the final goal for his side.
The PSG forward reads the team sheet as both teams are put through their paces
Macron embraces compatriot Mbappe ahead of the showpiece final