The French football cup, the real one, the one brandished by FC Nantes on May 7, is on display this Saturday all day in Basse-Goulaine, at the Henri-Michel complex in the hall of the Emiliano Sala tribune.
It was Alain Vey, the mayor of Basse-Goulaine, who asked that the cup be lent to the town. « We managed to obtain the loan of the Coupe de France from the Nantes football club. And it’s not a replica! We are pleased to present it to the entire population of Goulain and not only, because it will probably attract other people. »
400 members of the Basse-Goulaine football club
The Coupe de France is on display all day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. near the Henri-Michel stadium. Something to delight parents and children who are football fans who flocked to admire it, and 400 licensees of the Goulain football club. Christine has just arrived in the hall of the Emiliano Sala tribune. « I haven’t seen it up close yet, but I can’t wait! » she confides.
Members of the Youth Municipal Council of Basse-Goulaine also came to admire the cup. Among them, Sacha and Evan, both 14 years old. « Football isn’t really my thing, but it’s still great to be able to see the Coupe de France in real life »Sasha says. « I think it’s great, adds Evan, supporter of FC Nantes and Olympique de Marseille. It’s still the Coupe de France and it doesn’t happen often. »
I imagined it bigger
The youngest are a little disappointed… Like Elliot, 10 years old. « I imagined her taller, when you see her on TV, she seems taller anyway. » His friend Alberto, of the same age, is not of the same opinion. « It’s quite beautiful, and I’m proud that the people of Nantes won it. It takes talent to bring back such a beautiful cup! »
The Coupe de France is on display until 6 p.m. at the Henri-Michel complex in Basse-Goulaine. It is forbidden to touch it, but you can approach it very closely to take a picture of it.