Never has a selection of the French women’s team been so expected. Four days after the shattering statements of Amandine Henry who castigated the management of coach Corinne Deacon, will she summon her captain this Thursday for the two qualifying matches for Euro 2022 against Austria and Kazakhstan ?
“It is logical to imagine that the best team in Europe (Les Bleues) could beat Austria in France. As long as it is the A team, ”declared FFF president Noël Le Graët last Sunday in L’Equipe. Even if the boss of French football has decided to maintain – for the moment? – his confidence in Corinne Deacon, he wants her to choose her best elements.
After her absence last month, midfielder Amandine Henry, in good shape in recent weeks, should therefore find her way back to selection by being one of the 23 players selected. Affected by the Covid-19 last month, the coach chose to stay away by respecting the confinement during the press conference that she will hold in video at the end of the morning, four days before the start of the rally in Clairefontaine.
A victory and qualification in hand
This Wednesday in Lyon, another press conference took place to discuss the shock of D1 Friday night at the Parc des Princes between PSG and OL. Obviously, the discussions revolved around the case of Amandine Henry but the coach Jean-Luc Vasseur and his captain Wendie Renard avoided all questions about the France team. The central defender only indicated that “she awaited the list of the coach as usual. The only certainty: the absence of striker Valérie Gauvin (Everton, England), who had a muscular injury and was absent for the next two months.
France will play its qualification for Euro 2022 in England during its last two matches in Group G. To finish first and therefore qualify directly, the Habs must win in front of Austria on Friday November 27 at Guingamp or obtain a goalless draw against the Austrians and then win four days later in Vannes against Kazakhstan. In the event of a poor performance, the Blue could, depending on the results in the other groups, qualify by finishing second best. At worst, they would then compete for a dam. But that would weaken the place of the coach even more.
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