List of 23 blues without Amandine Henry or Khaira Hamraoui

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The French women’s team knows that it has 23 players in the 2022 European Championship, which will be held from July 6 to 31. Corinne Deacon notably ousted Amandine Henry and Khaira Hamraoui.

“I make choices, I presume to the end.” The French women’s team advances towards the Euro (6-31 July) with a group loyal to the principles of Corinne Deacon who announced, on Monday 30 May, the list to stand aside Amandine Henry and Khaira El Hamraoui in favor of striker Olimata Sarr.

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As expected, the coach announced her list of 23 blues at midday without reserving many surprises for viewers of TF1 TV news, the co-presenter of the tournament on French screens with Channel +.

Henry is well absent

Fans of the suspense series have revived Henry’s hypothesis for a few days, thanks to the Champions League final against Barcelona (3-1) where Lyones showed her strength and talent.

But the defensive midfielder does not show a logical decision in the selection of the European Championship scheduled to be held this summer in England, given the responsibilities that link her to Deacon. The former French captain has been absent from the stadiums since the winter of 2020 after public criticism of the coach.

Wendy Renard will wear the armband this summer in England, as the Frenchwoman aims to win her first international title, with a squad renewed for several months.

The deacon plays the little card

The youth card, symbolized by Selma Pasha, Sandy Baltimore and Melvin Mallard for example, sidelined Eugenie Le Sommer, the number one scorer in Les Bleues history (86 goals), not called up this season and often a substitute at Lyon.

Thirty-year-old Khaira Hamraoui is still on the sidewalk seven months after the violent attack of which she was a victim, which has yet to be resolved.

She returned in February after a long absence, but she missed the April camp. The defensive midfielder in Paris Saint-Germain is paying for her position in the club, where she has not played for a month and a quarrel in training, and suffers from her miserable relations with his team. Partners Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto, two stars of Team France.

Without Henry or El Hamraoui, it is the young Ella Palese, 23, who will participate in the Euros, despite her poor international experience (6 matches) and sometimes reduced playing time in Bordeaux. She will be a replacement for Charlotte Billbolt #6, another Girondin.

As goalkeeper, behind defending champions Pauline Peraud Magnin and Mylene Chavas, Justin Leronde completes the trio in the absence of Soline Durand, a package due to injury. Messina plays in the second division but keeps the U23 tricolor cage and has already passed through the blue box.

In defense, Hawa Cissoko, the famous locker room figure, was chosen as the fourth hub, to accompany Renard, Griedge Mbock and Aïssatou Tounkara. Left side Pearl Moroni, struggling in Lyon, falls victim to competition from Sakina Kerchaoui and El Pacha.

Deacon’s list, close to the previous list, but retains two surprises.

Olimata Sar is right there

Paris FC striker Olimata Sarr (15 caps), despite a sporadic international career, was called up, relaunched in February and then extended in April following Melvin Mallard’s (also called Monday) deal.

Her steep rise in the blue bandwagon indirectly led to the withdrawal of Viviane Asseyi (55 picks), one of the most crowned players of the Deacon era that began in 2017.

Since the 2019 World Cup, which she has played in, the 28-year-old offensive player has only missed two races, in the winter of 2020-2021, precisely because of a contracted injury with selection. She is about to leave Bayern Munich, where she has not won.

The coach must formally submit her roster before June 26 at 11:59 p.m., the last deadline. It will then be possible to substitute a player up to 24 hours before the first match, in case of injury or Covid-19.

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The French national team, which is third in the FIFA rankings, is considered one of the candidates in the European Championship, after a season that ended with eleven victories in the same number of matches. However, his record is empty in major competitions.

The preparation course for it will begin on June 14 in Clairefontaine, five days after the start of the Cohesion Course. In Euro, his first match is scheduled for July 10 against Italy in Rotherham.

with AFP

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