EdF: the incredible anecdote about Gonzalo Higuain in Clairefontaine


By: Nicolas Gerbault

In the past, many binational footballers could have worn the colors of the France team. Among them, we find Gonzalo Higuain. Born in Brest at a time when his father was playing for Brest Armorique, “El Pipita” was approached by the French selection. At the time when it was managed by Raymond Domenech, the Argentine striker was contacted and summoned by the former coach of FC Nantes to play a friendly match against Greece in November 2006. Present on the antennas of RMC Sport in the show “L’After Foot”, Julien Escudé also remembers that the name of the Argentine star appeared on one of the rooms of the usual stronghold of the Blues, Clairefontaine.

“I was at the castle and there was the room where Higuain was marked”, released the former French international (13 caps). The rest of the story, we know it. The former Juventus Turin and Real Madrid striker finally chose Argentina, the homeland of his parents. Having made his first selection in 2009, the native of Brest appeared 75 times for 31 goals with the Albicleste before ending his international career in 2019.

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