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PSG to block Neymar, Mbappe from Olympic Games

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Paris Saint-Germain will not permit Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Marquinhos or any of their players to feature in the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer, ESPN reports.

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Mbappe, Neymar and Marquinhos have all expressed a desire to play in the competition, but the Ligue 1 side will not agree to their request.

PSG feel the trio would need rest before a short preseason, following their involvement at Euro 2020 and the Copa America in Brazil.

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Playing at the Olympics (which Neymar and Marquinhos did in 2016), would mean no holidays or preseason.

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The Olympic tournament will be held between July 21 and August 7.

It is not an official FIFA competition, which means clubs are not obliged to let their players go

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The new Ligue 1 season starts on August 6, with the Trophee des Champions between PSG and Lille to be played on August 1.

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