The French women’s soccer team advances towards the Euro (6-31 July 2022) with a group loyal to Corinne Deacon’s principles, leaving aside Amandine Henry, Khaira Hamraoui and Eugenie Le Sommer. The runes, Vivian Acey, were also separated.
The French women’s national team is advancing towards the European Championship (6-31 July 2022) with a group loyal to the principles of Corinne Deacon who announced, on Monday, the list to stand aside Amandine Henry and Khaira El Hamraoui in favor of the striker in particular. Olimata Saar.
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 +.
There is no miracle for Henry
Fans of the thriller series have revived Henry’s hypothesis for a few days, thanks to the Champions League final against Barcelona (3-1), where Leones showed her strength and talent. His extraordinary goal remarkably went around the world.
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.
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I make choices that I presume to the end
Deacon commented on TF1.
Al-Hamrawi and Lusumer were also excluded
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 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 the price 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 her. His partners Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto, two stars of the French national team.
The Bordelaises at the party
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. It will be a replacement for N.6 Charlotte Billbolt, 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. 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.
The 26-year-old Paris FC striker climbed into the blue bandwagon at the last minute. This indirectly caused the withdrawal of Ruines Vivian Ace (55 caps), one of the most capped players of the match in 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.
The Blues Preparation Course will begin 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.