Olivier Krumbholz opens the door of the French team to Hatadou Sako for 2023

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Olivier Krumbholz opens the door of the French team to Hatadou Sako for 2023

Hatadou Sako is not part of the vast cohort of “Senefs” involved in the African Cup of Nations, which begins this Wednesday in Dakar. The Franco-Senegalese goalkeeper from Metz (1.73 m, 27 years old) quit last year to represent the Lionesses, with whom she had played a World Championship and two CAN between 2016 and 2019.

Potentially, the native of Roissy-en-Brie (Seine-et-Marne) can become selectable for the France team from 2023, three years after her last selection with Senegal, as provided for by the regulations of the International Federation. If the player has never officially declared her ambition to join Les Bleues, Olivier Krumbholz does not hide his interest in a dominant goalkeeper in the French Championship and the Champions League, in a key position where the pool of experienced players is currently limited. .

“She is finishing her period of penance and will be a candidate for the France team from the spring”

“She is finishing her period of penance and will be a candidate for the France team from the spring, declared the coach on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the European Championship in North Macedonia. I had discussions with her, I didn’t promise her anything. But I told her clearly that at the end of this period, she was like any French candidate for the France team, that we will evaluate her and that the door would open for her if her level justifies it. . »

Following the injury of Laura Glauser (back), the Blues have only one experienced goalkeeper in this Euro, Cléopatre Darleux. La Brestoise is accompanied by two neophytes, Floriane André and Camille Sinceet, who are playing their first competition. Even if André signs a brilliant start, the Sako option necessarily appears attractive in the perspective of the 2023 World Cup and especially the Paris Olympics in 2024.

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