As he had announced, coach Olivier Krumbholz will largely rotate during the last group match of Les Bleues against Spain, this Wednesday (8:30 p.m.) in Skopje. A meeting without any stakes – the French team having already secured first place in group II and its ticket to the semi-finals – which takes place only 24 hours later victory over GermanyTuesday (29-21).
The technician, who now has the right to choose the sixteen players from the match sheet in a list of twenty without restriction, decided to rest four of its holders: goalkeeper Cléopatre Darleux, pivot Pauletta Foppa, right back Laura Flippes and right winger Alicia Toublanc, all very solicited since the beginning of the competition.
First for Sinceet and Grandveau
The four girls who were in the stands against Germany will therefore make their comeback. A return for Audrey Dembélé and Lucie Granier, who had played at the start of the tournament, and great debuts in major competition for goalkeeper Camille Sinceet and center half Léna Grandveau. For the latter, this means that they will also be medalists if the French team gets on the podium on Sunday in Ljubljana.
In all likelihood, the four entrants will meet again in the stands during the semi-final on Friday in the Slovenian capital. Les Bleues will only know the identity of their opponent on Wednesday evening. Four teams can still finish in 2nd place in Group I : Norway, reigning world champion, Denmark, Sweden and Slovenia.