The French Football Federation had a great idea for their World Cup squad. The idea was to bring to Qatar all the jerseys of the clubs where their current players started playing football as amateurs.
On Friday, the FFF released a photo of the players casually posing, either with their jerseys on or showing them off, but one player was missing from the photo. The reason given was that the idea was to thank the home clubs for their contribution to the training of young stars and that they were always amateur clubs.
Matteo Guendouzi, however, has as his first club Paris Saint-Germain, a professional club. He also happens to be a Marseille player and if he had posed in a PSG shirt, he would have done it in the shirt of one of their biggest rivals. PSG and Marseille have always had a great rivalry in the French championship, especialy in recent years. So the former Arsenal player has preferred not to anger his current fans.