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French team and vaccination pass: what if unvaccinated Blues missed the March rally?


Like all athletes, Didier Deschamps' players will have to undergo the vaccination pass to participate in sports competitions on

No one is supposed to ignore or evade the law.

The legal framework is now clearly defined.

Whether French or foreign, athletes will have to present a vaccination pass, which will come into force in the coming days, to access stadiums and competitions in France.

From March, the players of the French football team will probably be affected by this new protocol on the occasion of the international break (March 21 to 29).

The conditional however remains de rigueur because the program of the Blues for this period is, to date, not yet stopped.

Last December, Noël Le Graët, the president of the French Football Federation, reported on the continuation of discussions regarding a possible tour in Qatar. In the event of failure of the negotiations, the partners of Hugo Lloris will play two friendly matches, including one, at least, in France. Where the vaccination pass applies. Asked about the health crisis and the vaccination situation of his internationals, Didier Deschamps explained this, on January 12, in the France 5 program "It's up to you": "All the players are not vaccinated, or not completely. We are not here to impose on them, he insisted without naming names. I can discuss it with them. Afterwards, it all depends on the arguments they may have too. I won't go into detail."

Didier Deschamps reveals that the players of the French team are not all vaccinated #Williamamidi @AntoniRuizz

— William at Noon (@WilliamAMidi) January 13, 2022

In an interview granted on December 16, 2021 to several media including Le Parisien – Today in France, the coach had already spoken about his non-vaccinated internationals.

"Everyone has their individual freedom," he observed.

I only give my opinion.

But the reality is that to fight against this virus, there is the vaccine and the barrier measures, period.

There is only this solution.


Consequently, the non-vaccinated Blues, a very small number according to our information, could be absent from the list communicated in March.

The ball is therefore now in their court to comply, or not, with the legislation.

There will still be certain exemptions, including holders of a recovery certificate, initially excluded from the vaccination pass, and finally reinstated in the bill under pressure from the Council of State.

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A week ago, the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, had also indicated, during the debates in the National Assembly: "I confirm that the recovery certificate will give access to the vaccination pass under the same conditions as it gave access to the sanitary pass.


Contacted on this subject, the FFF indicated that it was waiting to know precisely the terms of application before communicating. Jean-Michel Blanquer, the Minister of National Education and Youth and Sports, for his part admitted on Monday at the microphone of France 5 not to be aware of the existence of non-vaccinated among the Blues: “ Honestly, it can happen because it matches the proportions of the population that don't. But I imagine they will. »

Relaunched to find out if he could ask the recalcitrant Blues to be vaccinated, the member of the government continues: “Yes, of course.

Let them watch what is happening.

Everyone knows that people who are in intensive care or intensive care are essentially unvaccinated people.

The message is very clear:

Get vaccinated!

Whether you are athletic or not.


"There are no exceptions. I did not know that some players in the France team were not vaccinated, but I ask them to do so."

⚽ Didier Deschamps told us last week that some members of the Blues were not vaccinated: reaction from @jmblanquer.#CàVous

— C to you (@cavousf5) January 17, 2022

With the arrival of the Covid vaccination in the world, many celebrities had promoted it on social networks.

In the world of football, Kylian Mbappé, the French world champion of PSG, had notably published on social networks a photo of him after his first injection, in May 2021.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-01-18

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