Cyril de la Morinerie
7:25 p.m., June 25, 2022
The French women’s team is playing its first preparation match for the Euro this Saturday evening in Beauvais, which will begin on July 6 in England, against Cameroon. The French, quarter-finalists of the last World Cup, are among the favorites of the Euro thanks to their fire attack.
The French women’s team is playing its first preparation match for the Euro this Saturday evening in Beauvais against Cameroon. The competition will start on July 6 in England. This meeting will be an opportunity for the French women to gain confidence before the competition where they hope to go as far as possible, especially after having experienced some turmoil internally.
“Friendly matches in the France team do not exist”
Les Bleues have found serenity and cohesion: Amandine Henry and Eugénie le Sommer who had criticized the management of the coach, were not retained by Corinne Deacon for this Euro. Since the beginning of the preparation, with in particular an internship in Anglet then in Clairefontaine, the players have displayed a big smile.
They approach this meeting against Cameroon as a test for the next Euro. “Friendly matches in the France team don’t exist,” says midfielder Kenza Dali. “It’s always the same emotion, it’s the Blue jersey. We have beautiful football, which attacks. It’s football with speed, which is very attractive, so yes, we like that”, adds the Everton player.
The French finally want to win an international competition
Les Bleues, 3rd nation in the world, have indeed a fiery attack with in particular Marie-Antoinette Katoto who chained the goals. The French, quarter-finalists of the last World Cup, are among the favorites of the Euro confirms the president of the federation Noël le Graët: “If we do not win this year, it will be even more difficult in the future ” , he believes.
After Cameroon, the blues of Corinne Deacon will face Vietnam next Friday in Orleans before flying to England for the Euro.