Corinne Diacre names her squad for the Mexico friendly

The France manager has called up a new player forward Clara Mateo who won the U-19 Euros in 2016 and called back midfielder Kenza Dali who had been out of the squad for a long time due to injuries. There is no current U-20 player called up. 2018/19 is a big season for France withContinue reading “Corinne Diacre names her squad for the Mexico friendly”

Ticketing for the FIFA U-20 World Cup now open

The first ticketing phase for the FIFA U-20 WWC in France has now opened with a pre-sale for VISA card holders. For the England fans who want to watch the group stage games and then the knock-out stage here are the single ticket prices : Group Stage ( group B) Koread DPR v England SunContinue reading “Ticketing for the FIFA U-20 World Cup now open”

Corinne Diacre names her first France squad

Corinne Diacre has named her first squad for France’s friendlies against Chile and Spain. As World Cup host, France will have two years to prepare for the tournament by playing friendlies only. As expected some veterans have been left out as the coach is looking towards the future. The golden generation that failed to winContinue reading “Corinne Diacre names her first France squad”

France 1 Iceland 0, 3 points and many questions but few answers

A 1-0 victory with a late penalty from Le Sommer means France start the Euros with a precious win, but will have to go back to the drawing board before the Austria game. France started in a 4-2-3-1 system with Le Sommer as the lone striker, Thomis on the right side and Le Bihan onContinue reading “France 1 Iceland 0, 3 points and many questions but few answers”

France make one change for the Euro 2017 squad, what are the tactical consequences?

On deadline day, Olivier Echouafni has been forced to withdraw Amel Majri and replace her with Clarisse Le Bihan as the OL winger’s ankle injury did not heal quickly enough. A sad news, as Majri was one of the rare left-footed player in the France squad alongside Karchaoui and it is likely to upset theContinue reading “France make one change for the Euro 2017 squad, what are the tactical consequences?”

France players for the 2017 Euros and their previous tournament experience

Olivier Echouafni has named his 23+6 reserves squad for the UEFA 2017 Euros to be played next month in the Netherlands.  Here we will look at how much tournament experience the France squad has gathered through the years.   The full squad list : GK (3) : Sarah Bouhaddi (OL), Méline Gérard (OL), Laëtitia PhilippeContinue reading “France players for the 2017 Euros and their previous tournament experience”

France half season review and the road to the 2017 Euros

The France WNT has started a new cycle with a new manager Olivier Echouafni back in September 2016. Here we have a look at his first four months in charge and what can be expected for the next seven ones.   2016 : four trials games to learn about the team Olivier Echouafni has triedContinue reading “France half season review and the road to the 2017 Euros”

Amandine Henry in PSG training camp before officially signing up in January

Her move to PSG had been rumoured for a while now, the France WNT midfielder will play a few months for PSG before going back to the USA. …Et voilà ! @amandinehenry6 2️⃣9️⃣ est dans le groupe du #PSGFem 🔴🔵pour le stage ! 😃 Signature officielle début janvier 🖊#Ambition2017 pic.twitter.com/q31abYppjx — PSG Féminines (@PSG_Feminines) DecemberContinue reading “Amandine Henry in PSG training camp before officially signing up in January”

Why I enjoy watching teams’ training sessions

I have been watching women’s football for nearly 15 years now and I see a lot of value in watching teams training sessions. Today I was lucky enough to watch an Arsenal Ladies training session at London Colney and it was really an eye opener on some of the players. You can see things inContinue reading “Why I enjoy watching teams’ training sessions”

Olivier Echouafni’s first squad list

There it is the first squad  list from  France WNT’s new manager and there are some players’ return and a newbie.   Et voici la 1ère liste d'Olivier Echouafni! Nos Bleues affronteront le Brésil ce vendredi et l'Albanie le mardi 20🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/vXDQZw70fJ — Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) September 12, 2016   The 23 playersContinue reading “Olivier Echouafni’s first squad list”