Paris 2024: Olise Named In Thierry Henry’s Provisional Squad

Michael Olise has been included in France’s provisional squad for the football event of the Paris 2024 Olympic games.

Olise was picked by Arsenal legend Thierry Henry alongside his Crystal Palace teammate Jean-Philippe Mateta.

Mateta would be one of three overage players in Henry’s squad.

Former Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, 33, has been named as another of the over-aged players.

Chelsea were reportedly unwilling to let Gusto or Benoit Badiashile leave for the Olympics, with new manager Enzo Maresca coming in, but midfielder Lesley Ugochukwu has been selected.

Olise has been a regular at under-21 level but is yet to play senior international football despite being eligible to represent France, England, Algeria or Nigeria.

The 22-year-old competed at last summer’s U-21 Euros for France, where he suffered a hamstring tear that saw him miss four months of action.

The Olympic tournament runs from 24 July, with the football

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