Speaking to RTL, France’s Minister for Sports Amélie Oudéa-Castéra has given her opinion on the crisis regarding the French Women’s national team. Several Les Bleues players, including skipper Wendie Renard and key players Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto, recently announced their withdrawal from Les Bleues – just months before the World Cup kicks off – notably citing issues with head coach Corinne Diacre’s management. Diacre’s future at the head of the team will be discussed at the French FA’s board meeting to be held on March 9.
According to Oudéa-Castéra, the FFF is to blame for the ongoing conflict between Diacre and Les Bleues star players. “The whole situation pains me. It is symptomatic of this federation’s dysfunction“, France’s Minister for Sports said. The latter has lamented a lack of attention on the issue and decisions being taken in isolated and solitary fashion without sufficient debate. Oudéa-Castéra says it is now up to the FFF to decide whether Diacre will remain Les Bleues head coach for the upcoming World Cup. “The goal is to have the best prepared France Team for this beautiful World Cup.”
GFFN | Bastien Cheval