There will be two changes in the group of Les Bleues against Romania, this Monday evening (8:30 p.m.) in Skopje. For this second match of the European Championship, coach Olivier Krumbholz decided to bring in left back Orlane Kanor and right winger Pauline Coatanea, two experienced players who had remained in the stands. in the inaugural match against North Macedonia (24-14), Saturday.
As expected, Kanor returns to the game after being suspended for two weeks due to a right shoulder injury. The world (2017) and European (2018) champion replaces Oriane Ondono, who is playing her first major competition and held a third pivot role behind Pauletta Foppa and Béatrice Edwige. Audrey Dembélé, another neophyte who presents a profile similar to Kanor, is however maintained in the group.
Krumbholz takes advantage of the new substitution rule
Coatanea, Olympic (2021) and European (2018) gold medalist, is making her comeback after missing the World Cup last year (not selected). She takes the place of Lucie Granier, who missed against the Macedonians on Saturday.
Olivier Krumbholz takes advantage of the new rule which allows teams to choose sixteen players from a group of twenty in each match, without limitation unlike previous competitions. Ondono and Granier are likely to return at any time, like the two other players who will remain in the stands on Monday, goalkeeper Camille Sinceet and center half Léna Grandveau.