Corinne Deacon on Monday presented her list for Euro 2022, which will take place in England (July 6-31). No big surprise comes out of the hat, because Kheira Hamraoui and Amandine Henry are not there, unlike Marie-Antoinette Katoto, who is missing at the last World Cup.
Corinne Deacon has warned that there will be no big surprises on the list of 23 players who will play Euro 2022 in England (July 6-31). Coach Les Bleues kept her word this Monday, during her announcement at 13:00 news on TF1. As expected, Kheira Hamraoui and Amandine Henry are not on the way, as are Eugénie Le Sommer, whose last selection dates back to April 13, 2021 against the United States.
The best scorer in the history of Les Bleues (86 goals), rarely starting in the club, is the victim of tough competition in the attack. “I know that the blue jersey is important for the two players you mentioned. The choice was difficult for me, but like all the rosters, I have to decide and I will anticipate them until the end,” the coach said.
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A mixture of experience and youth
This final list is a continuation of the last rallies, as 20 of the 23 players were present as early as April, during qualifying for the 2023 World Cup, where Les Bleues won their qualification. Selma Bach and Melvine Malard, injured last month, are logically returning. The two Lyonnais are among the youngest in the group, along with Ella Palis and Ouleymata Sarr, who are well on the cast, despite their limited international experience.
In the absence of Solène Durand (injured), the usual Peyraud-Magnin team, Messina’s third goalkeeper is Justine Lerond, a D2 player but a 23-year-old. To support the youth, there are experienced players with Captain Wendie Renard, Griedg Mbock, Kadidiatou Diani and Grace Geyoro. Marie-Antoinette Katoto, who missed the last World Cup at home, is back, who remains five goals in her last four selections. The best D1 player was injured over the weekend in a match with OL in the league.
So Corinne Deacon and the group will fly to England and Rotherham without surprise. After two friendly matches against Cameroon (June 25) in Beauvais and Vietnam (July 1) in Orleans, The competition will be opened by Les Bleues 10 July against Italy, before continuing against Belgium (14 July) and Iceland (18 July). The French team remains on three consecutive failures in the quarterfinals of the competition (2009, 2013, 2017). The goal is clear: “July 31 final at Wembley.”
List of blues for Euro 2022
Goalkeepers: Mylène Chavas (Bordeaux), Justine Lerond (Metz), Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (Juventus)
Defenders: Selma Bacha (OL), Hawa Cissoko (West Ham), Sakina Karchaoui (PSG), Griedge Mbock (OL), Eve Périsset (Bordeaux), Wendie Renard (OL), Marion Torrent (Montpellier), Aïssatou Toukara (Atlético de Madrid)
Midfielders: Charlotte Bilbault (Bordeaux), Kenza Dali (Everton), Sandie Toletti (Levante), Grace Geyoro (PSG), Ella Palis (Bordeaux).
Forwards: Sandy Baltimore (PSG), Delphine Cascarino (OL), Kadidiatou Diani (PSG), Marie-Antoinette Katoto (PSG), Melvine Malard (OL), Clara Matéo (Paris FC), Ouleymata Sarr (Paris FC).