French National Team Implements Proxy Voting System for European Elections

Eduardo Camavinga admits to not having thought about the European elections happening this Sunday, June 9th.

As the French national team prepares to face Canada in a friendly match in Bordeaux on Sunday evening, a system has been put in place to allow the international players to vote by proxy.

Millions of French citizens are expected to head to the polls for the European elections on Sunday. At the same time, Didier Deschamps’ World Cup runners-up are undergoing their final preparations for the Euro in Germany. With a scheduled friendly match against Canada at the Matmut Atlantique at 9:15 pm, will the French team neglect their civic duty? Not at all. Everything has been organized to ensure that the players, as well as the staff, who wish to vote can do so. Even if they are not able to physically go to the polling stations.

Since Saturday and until Sunday evening in Bordeaux, the French players can vote by proxy for the candidate of their choice. The team’s security officer, Mohamed Sanhadji, has made the necessary arrangements to simplify the process and reminds the players of their republican obligations. “We can vote, those who want to can do so by proxy,” says Antoine Griezmann. “I am in favor.” Will he do it? That remains to be seen.

When asked about the elections in a press conference on Thursday, Eduardo Camavinga seemed unaware of the upcoming elections. “Wow, that’s a real question,” he sighed, unable to provide an answer until he was “saved” by the team’s press officer, who reminded him of the possibility of voting by proxy. “Honestly, I haven’t really thought about that, I won’t lie to you, I’ve just been focused on the match,” said the 21-year-old international player from Real Madrid, who managed to navigate the situation with a bit of humor. “So, I’ll see about voting later on.”

The French national team is ensuring that all players have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote, even while focusing on their upcoming matches and tournaments.