After a difficult end to the year 2022, with two defeats in Germany (1-2) and Sweden (0-3) in October then a narrow success against Norway (2-1) in November, Corinne Deacon opens this morning the year 2023. The coach will unveil her list for the Tournoi de France, where Les Bleues will challenge Denmark next Wednesday in Laval, then Uruguay (February 18) and Norway (February 21) in Angers. This will be the penultimate list before that for the World Cup (July 20-August 20 in Australia and New Zealand), since there will then only be one rally left, with matches on April 7 and 11 on the French soil, against as yet unknown opponents (a FIFA top 10 nation is expected). The FFF also announced on Tuesday the holding of a preparation match in Dublin against Ireland on July 6.
Expected on the Le Graët case
The list of the day could include novelties, with uncertainties about several injured in recent weeks (Bacha, Karchaoui, De Almeida, Garbino, Malard …), in addition to long absences (Katoto, Mbock, Lerond). Relaunched with OL in mid-January after fifteen months without playing (knee injury then maternity), can Amel Majri already return to A? Same question for Kheira Hamraoui, who has been playing with PSG since this fall.
Beyond his choices, Deacon will speak for the first time since his name was mentioned in the file on the alleged actions of the president of the FFF, Noël Le Graët. Member of the executive committee, Aline Riera, former teammate of Deacon in the France team, indeed accused during the Comex meeting on January 19 the president of having behaved inappropriately towards the boss of the Bluewhich he appointed in 2017 and then extended until 2024 last summer, after the semi-final at the Euro.
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