Whether it's new Bayern player Michael Olise, Wolfsburg's Kevin Paredes or Leipzig's Castello Lukeba: They are all fighting for Olympic gold. - © DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga
Whether it's new Bayern player Michael Olise, Wolfsburg's Kevin Paredes or Leipzig's Castello Lukeba: They are all fighting for Olympic gold. - © DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga
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Who are the Bundesliga players going for gold at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games?

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Bayern Munich's new signing Michael Olise will be one of a clutch of Bundesliga players going for gold in Paris this summer when they compete for their country at the 2024 Olympic Games.

Olise, who has just penned a four-year contract with Bayern, is one of five players at German top-flight clubs who will be playing for the hosts in the men's Olympic Football Tournament, which runs from 24 July to 9 August.

In a strong squad, Olise is joined by Kiliann Sildillia (Freiburg), Castello Lukeba (RB Leipzig), Manu Koné (Borussia Mönchengladbach) and Enzo Millot (Stuttgart) as they seek to bring France Olympic football gold for only the second time.

Ilaix Moriba (Leipzig) and Naby Keita (Werder Bremen) will feature for Guinea and the latter's club teammate, Kein Sato, who is yet to make a first team appearance, is in the Japan squad. Kevin Paredes (Wolfsburg), who scored three times in 28 league games for the Wolves last season, is part of the USA squad.

There are also a number of Bundesliga 2 players as well as others who are at German clubs in lower leagues who will compete.

Watch: Michael Olise joins Bayern Munich

Bundesliga players at Paris 2024

Group A

France
Manu Koné (Gladbach)
Castello Lukeba (Leipzig)
Enzo Millot (Stuttgart)
Michael Olise (Bayern Munich)
Killann Sildillia (Freiburg)

Guinea
Naby Keïta (Werder Bremen)
Ilaix Moriba (Leipzig)

New Zealand
Sarpreet Singh (most recently Hansa Rostock)

USA
Maximilian Dietz (Greuther Fürth)
Kevin Paredes (Wolfsburg)
Johan Gómez (Eintracht Braunschweig) - reserve

Group B

Iraq
Youssef Amyn (Eintracht Braunschweig)

Wolfsburg's Kevin Paredes is in the USA squad heading to the Paris Olympics - Getty Images

Group C

Dominican Republic
Enrique Bösl (Ingolstadt)
Fabian Messina (FSV Frankfurt)

Group D

Japan
Sato Kein (Bremen) 

Israel
Daniel Peretz (Bayern Munich)

Mali
Ibrahima Cissé (Schalke)

N.B. italics denotes player in preliminary squad

The groups

Venues

  • Parc des Princes, Paris
  • Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
  • Stade de Bordeaux
  • Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne
  • Stade de Lyon
  • Stade de Marseille
  • Stade de Nice

Schedule

The top two from each group will progress to the knockout stages with the Group A winner playing the Group B runner-up etc.

24-30 July: Group stage
2 August: Quarter-finals (Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Paris)
5 August: Semi-finals (Lyon, Marseille)
8 August: Bronze medal match (Nantes)
9 August: Gold medal match (Paris)