A few days after learning about the men’s group which will prepare for the EuroBasket until September, the FFBB has just unveiled today the list selected by Jean-Aimé Toupane for the 2022 World Cup, which will also take place at the start of the school year in Australia. . And as for the boys, the selection is currently widened. 22 girls are called up to the France team for the preparation, for only twelve who will finally go to Sydney.
Okay, let’s get straight to the heart of the matter. This list of 22 was on expected form. Why ? Well because at the Zétazunis, the WNBA is in full swing at the moment and several French women are concerned. The FFBB also specifies it in its press release accompanying the announcement of the names selected: Gaby Williams, Iliana Rupert and Marine Johannès will join the rest of the group later. Present during the Tokyo Olympics last summer, these girls should not be missing in the final cut of the twelve which will certainly take place at the end of August. Regarding the rest of the conscripts, there are of course some of the girls who will experience the Japanese epic: Alexia Chartereau, Sandrine Gruda, Hélène Ciak will notably be there. Note however the absence of four of them, namely Diandra Tchatchouang, Endy Miyem, Alix Duchet and Valériane Vukosavljevic. The first ended her career due to a white season weighed down by injuries, the second also suffered an ankle injury. Alix Duchet is… hurt too, what a surprise. As for Valériane Vukosavljevic, she experienced the happiness of becoming a mother four months ago and missed too much of the season to be called up as a result.
An ambitious group for the preparation for the 2022 World Cup! 🏆
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As for the rest of the group, note the appearances of Assitan Kone (La Roche Vendée) and Janelle Salaün (Villeneuve d’Ascq) who will discover the blue jersey for the first time. Caroline Hériaud is also here, as is Marie-Ève Paget. Does this name mean anything to you ? This is normal, because MEP has just won the title of world champion with the French 3×3 team. Hey, we hope this inspires everyone in the locker room. As for the girls’ agenda, it will be quite busy before the official start of the World Cup on September 22: China, Bosnia and Herzegovina (twice), Belgium (three times) in Europe. Then, head to the country of Kangoos Juniors to rub shoulders with the United States, Japan and house hosts aka Australia. What is the goal in this competition? Reaching the last four, a performance unmatched since 1953 and the bronze medal of the France team at the time.
Come on, let’s play. Finally, the girls will no doubt have the opportunity to finish their holidays first, and it is therefore rested that they will join Jean-Aimé Toupane to tackle the preparation for this World Cup with determination and impress as many people as possible.
Source : FFBB