The twenty French U17 players called up by the national coach of the France team, Peggy Provost, flew to Italy this Saturday, October 1. They will play there the first round of the Euro 2023 qualifiers. Among the selected, the Auscitaine Coraline Gil.
At just 16 years old, Coraline Gil did not hope to realize her dream anytime soon. However, in April 2021, she was summoned to the CNF (National Training Center) in Clairefontaine to participate in the entrance examination for the Pôle France Féminin. More than a year later, new call. This time, twenty female U17 players have been called up by national coach Peggy Provost for the first round of the Euro 2023 qualifiers, scheduled for October 4 to 10 in Italy. Among the selected, the Auscitaine Coraline Gil.
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The player crowd, in her debut, the lawn of the US Durannaise stadium before being dismissed from Auch Football while integrating the sports section at Carnot college. Today it is under the colors of the Montpellier HSC club that she travels the grounds. It is not the first time that the young defender has worn the blue jersey since between April and May of this year, no less than five U16 selections including one tenure have made those around her proud.
« There is pleasure, a lot of pride in having trained Coraline in our club. The history of women’s football in Auch is still quite recent, a lot of work has been done », underlines the president of Auch foot, David Sist . On the side of the family of the young player, we are very proud. Her father, Laurent Gil, former captain of the Auscitaine team, is an unparalleled support for the footballer. « Obviously we are very proud, it’s a chance for her but also for women’s football and that of Occitania », he confides.
The selection met in Paris this Friday, September 30 and flew to Italy this Saturday, October 1, where it must play three matches between October 4 and 10. At stake, three tickets for the 2nd round which will take place in the spring. The latter will then have to designate the seven nations elected for the final phase scheduled in Estonia from May 14 to 26, 2023.
The first match for the French team will take place this Tuesday, October 4, 2022. It will face the Swiss team at noon at the Germano Todoli stadium. It is against the host country that the players will then have to play the competition on Friday 7 October. France-Italy, at 3 p.m. at the Tullo Morgagni stadium. Finally, it is a Scandinavian country, that of Iceland, which will have to face the blue team on Monday, October 10, at the Valentino Mazzola stadium.