Fishing skills

Emmanuel Macron shows off his footballing skills as part of a plan to put sport “at the heart of the nation” | World | New


After an opening speech on innovation in front of students and entrepreneurs earlier this week, the French president donned a football outfit for a charity match on Thursday in Poissy (Paris suburb). A fan of Olympique de Marseille (OM), Macron played central midfielder for the day in a team that included former international defender Marcel Desailly, former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger and the winner. of the 1998 World Cup Christian Karembeu.

The French leader was summoned to take a penalty and managed to equalize against his opponent goalkeeper from Poissy hospital.

The event was organized by the Fondation des Hôpitaux, a hospital charity which welcomed Brigitte Macron as one of its patrons as she succeeded Bernadette Chirac.

3000 tickets were sold because many curious wanted to see their President on the ground.

The association aims to improve the daily life of children, adolescents and elderly people hospitalized throughout France.

Macron would wait until next year to kick off his re-election campaign, but presented two long-term, multi-million dollar plans in the same week, hinting that he wants to be the one to implement them.

On Tuesday he presented a € 30bn (£ 25.4bn) multi-channel plan to revitalize French industry before revealing a € 200m (£ 170m) investment in facilities sports before the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

After the match, Macron told reporters that “the goal is not just to get medals, it will be to put sport at the heart of the nation”.

A new poll released Thursday showed him leading the first round of the 2022 presidential election with 24-28% of the vote, then winning the second round.

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