The Blues meet Wednesday at Clairefontaine to start the preparation for the Euro. Their arrival is immortalized by photographers and their looks never go unnoticed.
After a few short days of consecutive rest at the end of their respective championship, the Blues meet on Wednesday at Clairefontaine, for the start of preparation for the Euro (June 11-July 11). They are expected at 1 p.m. Before getting down to business, they will first pass in front of the photographers’ lens, for the traditional arrival photo, where looks, stylistic experiments and (above all) fashion faux-pas are scrutinized.
But this year, the protocol will be different. Due to the health crisis, the FFF has decided to relegate the photographers outside the enclosure and will itself provide the photos to the media. It will not have the same flavor as in 2018, before the World Cup in Russia, but the pictures of this fashion week football version will still be expected. The players, who know that these photos will be repeated everywhere, do not choose their outfit at random. Kylian Mbappé puts forward his equipment supplier, Nike, when other bets on luxury brands, whose names are displayed roughly on the t-shirt or jacket.
Jogging against jeans, dark colors against flashy jackets, sneakers against slippers, there is something for everyone. “Somewhere, the players say a little something about this moment too. Because it will be the last window before they are all in uniform for a few weeks”, analyzes Christophe Quiquandon of the agency ” Bros. ” in the columns of Parisian.
Once the passage on the cat walk is completed, players will participate in a mountain bike outing and will be subjected to a PCR test. The first training is scheduled for Thursday. The Blues are not yet quite complete. Paul Pogba (Manchester United), N’Golo Kanté, Olivier Giroud and Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) have not yet finished their season (Europa League and Champions League final) and will join Clarefontaine later.
The Blues will play a first friendly match on June 2 against Wales in Nice (9:05 pm), before measuring themselves against Bulgaria on the 8th at the Stade de France (9:10 pm). They will stay at Clarefontaine until June 14, when they leave for Munich where they will play their next match in the competition against Germany the next day (June 15, 9 p.m.).