France, June 17 -- France football team skipper Kylian Mbappe urged young people in his country to fight off their suspicions or apathy and vote in the forthcoming parliamentary elections to combat what he called the "extremes at the gates of power".

Mbappe, 25, made the call as the France squad were undergoing final preparations for their opening game in Group D on Monday night against Austria at the 2024 European championships in Germany.

"I know that there are quite a few young people who say: 'Yes, but one vote won't change anything.' On the contrary, every vote counts and that's something that shouldn't be overlooked," said Mbappe.

"Today, we can see very clearly that the extremes are at the gates of power and we have the opportun...