France team: Brest retains Larsonneur, another hassle for the Olympic list

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In great difficulty to establish his final list of 22 players to compete in the Tokyo Olympics, the Bleuets coach must deal with the last-minute absence of goalkeeper Gautier Larsonneur, retained by Brest due to the serious injury of his Sébastien Cibois lining. Sylvain Ripoll must return his final list to the IOC this Friday.

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This tile, Sylvain Ripoll did not expect it. Another quack for the coach of the Bleuets, in great difficulty to establish his list of 22 players who will compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer (July 22-August 7). A week ago, the former Lorient coach revealed 22 names. He quickly backpedaled, exposing himself to the refusal of several clubs to let their players leave, like Camavinga in Rennes or Caqueret at OL. Clubs in their own right since the Games do not take place on Fifa dates. These galleys also touched the post of goalkeeper with Maxence Prévot, retained by Sochaux, and replaced by Stéphanois Stefan Bajic. With Paul Bernardoni and Gautier Larsonneur, Ripoll thought he was safe. It was without counting on the injury of… Sébastien Cibois.

“I couldn’t leave the club in such trouble”

The number 2 goalkeeper at Stade Brestois suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon on Thursday in training. A huge tile for the Breton club which only has Gautier Larsonneur in this position in its pro workforce. Brest, which begins its season in Ligue 1 on August 8 in Lyon, has therefore decided to probe Larsonneur. “The club asked me my position, I said that I could not leave the club in such difficulty, even if the selection was so close to my heart and I dreamed of it, the goalkeeper told Ouest-France. I let them make the necessary decision… The one not to go there. “

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According to L’Equipe, Sylvain Ripoll, who is looking for a third goalkeeper, tried to select Bordeaux’s Gaëtan Poussin. In vain. The final list must be sent to the IOC this Friday.

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