French President Emmanuel Macron has a known history of being an accomplished thespian.
What about his life in sports?
Well, the French leader has let us in about his sporting past time – Football.
He revealed on Sunday that he was a determined soccer player in his youth who “would not let go” and would motivate his team mates.
“I played left back. I was nasty though not very skillful.
Macron has defied calls from rights groups to boycott this summer’s World Cup because of Moscow’s involvement in Syria’s civil war.
Macron, a fan of southern France’s Olympique Marseille, has said he would travel to Russia for the soccer World Cup if France reach the semi-finals.
“I said I’d come to see you when you got through the quarter final. Note that I said ‘when’ and not ‘if’,” he told players.
France has been drawn to face Australia, Denmark and Peru in Group C at the World Cup, which runs from June 14 to July 15.
France salvaged a late 1-1 draw against the United States in their final World Cup warm-up game on Saturday in Lyon.
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