Corinne Deacon has unveiled her list for the next meetings of the French women’s football team. Three ultramarines are there, but two are missing: Valérie Gauvin and Wendie Renard, both injured.
The French women’s team resumes its qualification campaign for the 2023 World Cup. After two victories in two games, against Greece (10-0) then Slovenia (3-2), the Blue want to confirm and consolidate their first group I place.
The Habs will start by hosting Estonia at the Dominique-Duvauchelle stadium in Créteil (Val-de-Marne), their first home game this season, on Friday, October 22. They will then take the direction of Nursoultan to challenge Kazakhstan on Tuesday, October 26.
For this second gathering of the season, Corinne Deacon has called twenty-four players (three goalkeepers, eight defenders, six midfielders and seven attackers). Three players from overseas are part of the list: Delphine Cascarino (Olympique Lyonnais), Melvine Malard (Olympique Lyonnais), Sandy Baltimore (Paris Saint Germain).
Gauvin and Renard wounded
On the other hand, Valérie Gauvin will be absent “In lack of playing time with her club, Valérie is also in difficulty with her knee. I’d rather leave her with her club“, confided Corine Deacon at a press conference. Author of 16 goals in 36 matches since her debut for the selection in 2015, the Reunionese striker of Everton (25 years old) was called up at the last rally, but did not disputed the slightest minute.
Listen to the excerpt from Corinne Deacon’s press conference:
Another notable absence: Martiniquaise Wendie Renard. Injured in the thigh during the last meeting with the Blue, when she had just recovered the captain’s armband from her coach, she is not on the list of 24 players. OL coach Sonia Bompastor has also decided not to play the Martiniquaise this Thursday evening in the Champions League against Benfica. The central defender being “still a bit tight“to resume, she confided in a press conference.