Toletti, Karchaoui and De Almeida out with Les Bleues, Sarr, Asseyi and Thibaud as reinforcements


Coach of the French women’s team, Corinne Deacon made three changes for the friendly matches against Germany and Sweden.

Change in the Blues. The French Football Federation (FFF) announced on Monday the packages of two players from the French women’s team for the rally which has just started. Midfielder Sandie Toletti (Real Madrid) and full-back Sakina Karchaoui (Paris Saint-Germain) are suffering from a sprained ankle. Coach Corinne Deacon therefore called two players as reinforcements, Ouleymata Sarr (Paris FC) and Viviane Asseyi (West Ham).

The first named is finally recovered from an injury which was initially to deprive the rally, while the second is returning to the selection, she who had not been selected for Euro 2022. A surprise. « She worked really hard in her first three matches without managing to score. She was fantastic and her goal is really deserved“said his coach at West Ham Paul Konchesky on Sunday, after qualifying against the London City Lionesses in the cup (2-2, 10-9 tab). Which Paul Konchesky had fanned the return of his player to the France team. Asseyi is 12 goals in 55 selections. Nine goals in 24 selections for Sarr.

Never two without three

That’s not all: defender Élisa De Almeida must also give up Les Bleues, she who is suffering « a slight sprained knee« . « She left Clairefontaine in the middle of the afternoon, after coming to have her injury noted“, we specify, adding that it is Julie Thibaud (Girondins de Bordeaux) who is taken in her place. This last « will join the group at the Château in the evening“, while the France Group will fly to Germany on Wednesday afternoon.

Corinne Deacon’s players are due to face Germany on Friday evening (8:30 p.m.) and Sweden in eight days (Tuesday October 11 at 6:30 p.m.) in order to begin their preparation before the 2023 World Cup (July 20-August 20) in Australia and in New Zealand.

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