“I have choices to make, I will take them to the end”. France women’s football team coach Corinne Deacon claimed the absence of certain executive players by presenting to TF1’s 1 p.m. newspaper Monday, May 30, her list of 23 shortlisted for the European Championship to be held in England. from 6 to 31 July.
Amandine Henry, Eugénie Le Sommer, the top goalscorer in the history of Les Bleues (86 goals), never called up this season, or even Viviane Asseyi (55 selections), one of the most capped players of the Deacon era, started in 2017 , are not included in this list. This is not far off from the standard Blue team as it has been refreshed for several months.
Asked about this absence of two of the Blue’s “historic” executives, Corinne Deacon explained that: “the choices were difficult †like all lists”. She admitted that “These players have performed well”and “the blue jersey represents something extraordinary” for them, but “we can’t just rely on one day’s performance, it’s a long-term job”†
Another thirty-year-old, Parisian Kheira Hamraoui, is lying on the quay of which she was the victim, seven months after the violent attack, still unsolved. Returning in February after a long absence but absent from April’s camp, the PSG defensive midfielder is paying for her situation at the club, where she has not played for a month, and an altercation in training, and suffers from her horrendous relationships with her partners Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto, two players who also play for the French team.
Wendie Renard will wear the bracelet. The youth card is symbolized by, for example, Selma Bacha, Sandy Baltimore and Melvine Malard.
However, the list contains two surprises. Paris FC striker Ouleymata Sarr (15 caps) is called up despite a choppy international career, which was relaunched in February and extended in April following Melvine Malard’s (aka Monday’s) package. The 26-year-old striker of Paris FC climbs into the blue car at the last moment.
Without Henry or Hamraoui, it is the young Ella Palis, 23, who will be on board for the European Championship, despite her weak international experience (six selections) and sometimes shorter playing time in Bordeaux. She becomes the understudy of Charlotte Bilbault, another Girondine.
Goalkeeper, behind the holder, Pauline Peyraud-Magnin and Mylène Chavas, Justine Lerond completes the trio in the absence of Solène Durand, who had to retire due to injury. Messina plays in the second division but keeps the tricolor under-23 cage and has already gone through the blue box. In defense, Hawa Cissoko is chosen as the fourth axial to accompany the essentials Wendie Renard, Griedge Mbock and Aïssatou Tounkara. The left side Perle Morroni, in Lyon delicacy, is the victim of competition from Sakina Karchaoui and Selma Bacha.
“We have been working with this group for a while, which has also qualified for the next 2023 World Cup. We have been able to find a balance for a few months, with experience and youth”, Corinne Deacon noted. She reminded “the common goal with the players: to meet at Wembley on July 31 for the final” and win the first title in the history of the French women’s team.
The coach must officially send in her list before June 26 at 11:59 PM, the last deadline. It is then possible to replace a player up to twenty-four hours before the first match, in case of injury or Covid-19.
The list of Blue for the Euro:
babysitters : Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (Juventus), Mylène Chavas (Bordeaux), Justine Lerond (Metz)
defenders : Eve Périsset (Bordeaux), Marion Torrent (Montpellier), Griedge Mbock (Lyon), Wendie Renard (Lyon), Aïssatou Tounkara (Atlético de Madrid), Sakina Karchaoui (PSG), Selma Bacha (Lyon), Hawa Cissoko (West Ham )
environments : Charlotte Bilbault (Bordeaux), Kenza Dali (Everton), Sandie Toletti (Levante), Grace Geyoro (PSG), Ella Palis (Bordeaux).
Forward : Sandy Baltimore (PSG), Delphine Cascarino (Lyon), Kadidiatou Diani (PSG), Marie-Antoinette Katoto (PSG), Melvine Malard (Lyon), Clara Mateo (Paris FC), Ouleymata Sarr (Paris FC)