French President Macron Will Attend the Coupe de France Final

When AS Saint-Étienne and Paris Saint-Germain play in the Coupe de France final on Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron will be one of the 5,000 in attendance at the Stade de France, according to L’Equipe.

Macron usually attends this final, but there will be some differences on this occasion. The 42-year-old typically greets the players with a handshake and has a quick chat at a close distance with both squads before the match starts. However, with the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, this pregame behavior will not be happening.

Nonetheless, Macron will be down on the pitch conversing with players while social distancing and wearing a mask L’Equipe states.

Also, unlike in previous years, Macron will not hand the trophy to the captain of the winning team. Instead, the cup’s presentation will be different as it will be sanitized and placed on a stele. The winning captain will take it from there to celebrate.

The entire process limits the risk of any possible contamination so that all the PSG players have to concentrate on is winning the trophy.

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