Three returning managers and two new managers: Sandie Toletti, Clara Matéo and Sakina Karchaoui return to the roster of players announced this Thursday by coach Corinne Deacon, joining Maëlle Garbino and Mathilde Bourdieu for the first time.
Midfielders Toletti (35 times) and Matéo (18 times) who were injured during the last rally in October return to the group to prepare for the friendly match against Norway on Friday, 11 November, as are defender Karchaoui (53 times). caps).
A key asset of the Bleues, forward Marie-Antoinette Katoto and defender Griedge Mbock are still out of the squad and are therefore out of the group.
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Kheira Hamraoui, who has not been selected by Deacon since February, is also absent, although she returned to the competition last week.
First for Garbino and Bourdieu
Two recruits appear in the attack: Paris FC player Mathilde Bourdieu and Girondins de Bordeaux Maëlle Garbino. This corresponds to Deacon’s desire to integrate new elements to expand the group that will compete at the 2023 World Cup (July 20 – August 20, 2023).
The friendly match against Norway in La Nucia near Alicante (Spain) should allow Les Bleues to continue preparing for the World Cup, but above all to recover after two defeats last month. Corinne Deacon’s players had lost in Germany (2-1) before making a correction in Sweden (3-0), two team contenders for a final victory in the competition in Australia and New Zealand.
Lindsey Thomas called again
Striker Lindsey Thomas, who was called up for the first time from the France team last month, was called up again as a sign of the coach’s confidence in the AC Milan player.
Goalkeepers: Mylène Chavas (Bordeaux), Justine Lerond (Bordeaux), Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (Juventus Turin / ITA).
Defenders: Hawa Cissoko (West Ham / ENG), Elisa De Almeida (Paris SG), Sakina Karchaoui (Paris SG), Eve Perisset (Chelsea / ENG), Wendie Renard (Lyon), Julie Thibaud (Bordeaux), Marion Torrent (Montpellier) ) ).
Midfielders: Viviane Asseyi (West Ham), Kenza Dali (Aston Villa / ENG), Grace Geyoro (Paris SG), Clara Matéo (Paris FC), Ella Palis (Bordeaux), Sandie Toletti (Real Madrid / ESP).
Forwards: Mathilde Bourdieu (Paris FC), Kessya Bussy (Reims), Delphine Cascarino (Lyon), Kadidiatou Diani (Paris SG), Maëlle Garbino (Bordeaux), Melvine Malard (Lyon), Lindsey Thomas (AC Milan / ITA).