Hervé Renard reveals final France squad for World Cup as three players cut

Two weeks on from the start of the team’s month-long training camp, France women’s team manager Hervé Renard has cut his initial 26-player squad for the World Cup down to a final list of 23.

Les Bleues take on Ireland tonight in their final friendly match before flying out to Australia on Friday. They will face the co-hosts of the tournament a week later, before kicking off their group stage against Jamaica on July 23. Also in Group F are Brazil and Panama.

PSG midfielder Oriane Jean-François has been forced to withdraw from the tournament as a result of an adductor injury. Goalkeeper Mylène Chavas (who in the meantime has signed for Real Madrid, from Bordeaux) and Aïssatou Tounkara have also been dropped from the team.

France World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers: Constance Picaud (PSG), Solène Durand (Guingamp), Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (Juventus)

Defenders: Wendie Renard (Lyon), Selma Bacha (Lyon), Estelle Cascarino (Manchester United), Elisa De Almeida (PSG), Sakina Karchaoui (PSG) Maëlle Lakrar (Montpellier), Eve Perisset (Chelsea)

Midfielders: Kenza Dali (Aston Villa), Laurina Fazer (Paris Saint-Germain), Grace Geyoro (PSG), Amandine Henry (Angel City) Léa Le Garrec (Fleury), Amel Majri (Lyon), Sandie Toletti (Real Madrid)

Forwards: Viviane Asseyi (West Ham), Vicki Becho (Lyon), Kadidiatou Diani (PSG), Naomie Feller (Real Madrid), Eugénie Le Sommer (Lyon), Clara Matéo (Paris FC)

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin  

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