French President Emmanuel Macron called for non-politicisation of sports, considering that such behavior is a "very bad idea."

He added it was "a very bad idea to politicise sport", while noting that Paris will host the Olympic Games in 2024.

The French national team, defending its title, will participate in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which will start next Sunday until Dec.18.

France national football team arrived in Doha Wednesday evening to participate in the World Cup.

The French team will go through the last preparations in Doha before playing the first match with the Australian team on Nov. 22.

The French president made the remarks to reporters upon his arrival in Bangkok to participate in the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
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