This Thursday at 2 p.m., Didier Deschamps will call out at the FFF headquarters the names of the players who will make up his group for the four matches of the French team scheduled for the Nations League (Denmark, Croatia, Austria and again the Croatia) in June.
But before immersing himself 100% in his task as coach, the latter, in the company of Brigitte Macron, wanted to be present with sick children this Wednesday under the sun of Disneyland on the side of Marne-la-Vallée.
Didier Deschamps with a teenager present at Disney as part of the Yellow Pieces operation Credit: Valentin Desjardins
The children were smiling,
he says after several hours spent in their company, between discussions, selfies, followed by entertainment, as well as a boat trip with 500 hospitalized children and adolescents from all over France. for the occasion.
They are in their world, their universe.
Disney characters are their heroes
The 500 children and teenagers with Brigitte Macron and Didier Deschamps at Disney Credit: Valentin Desjardins
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Godfather of the Yellow Pieces for the fourth consecutive year, the boss of the Blues has not shunned his pleasure in contact with the youngest, necessarily in admiration in front of the double world champion (player and coach) and coach of Mbappé, Pogba, Griezmann or again Benzema, idols of many of them.
It's a privilege to offer them and share these moments with them,
" he says.
They have shining eyes.
What child wouldn't be happy to be here.
As a reminder, the Yellow Pieces operation, launched in 1989, aims to raise money in order to improve the reception conditions and the lives of sick children.
If the collection for 2022 ended last February, nearly 100 million euros have been collected since the creation of the operation, with in particular the creation of living space, playrooms or the construction of " family houses” aimed at bringing parents closer to their hospitalized children.
I am a father and I am lucky to have a son in good health
, confided Didier Deschamps to
in January 2019 on the reasons for his involvement in this association, he who was contacted in particular by Bernadette Chirac, with whom he maintains excellent relations.
Not all parents are so lucky.
Some face hard daily struggles to allow those they love to believe in a better future.
If my notoriety can help give them a little boost, I am the first to be delighted