The conflict between Kylian Mbappe and the French soccer federation for the use of image rights resurfaced on Monday in the preview of the next matches of the selection in the League of Nations.
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The controversy with Mbappe and the extortion scandal involving Paul Pogba threaten to disrupt the preparations of the reigning champions heading to Qatar World Cup.
French media quoted a statement that Mbappe sent to AFP, the national news agency. the star of Paris Saint Germain announced that it will boycott a photo session of the national team because the federation still does not modify the collective agreement of the national team before the World Cup.
The Associated Press unsuccessfully tried to contact the attorney for Mbappe looking for comments.
The current agreement has been in force since 2010 and it obliges the players to participate in the advertising acts of the sponsors of the National Team. In return, the players receive 25,000 euros ($25,000) for each international match they play.
But Mbappe and its representatives maintain that this agreement is unfair by arguing that the images of the most outstanding players are used more than others. They also want to reserve the right to veto the marks the player will be linked to.
Mbappe he had already boycotted an advertising event for the federation in March.
France will face Austria on Thursday and will visit Copenhagenthree days later, to be measured with Denmark. Les Blues could be relegated to the second division of the League of Nations. The reigning champions are bottom of Group 1 with two points from four matches. Denmark leads with nine.