After almost a month without playing, the French women’s team is preparing for a doubleheader against Norway in the Nations League. Currently undefeated in the competition with two wins in as many matches (2-0 against Portugal and 0-1 against Austria), the Blues are at the top of Group B (with 6 points), while Norway is still in search. for his first success (3rd, 1 point).
For this third match of the tournament, Hervé Renard designed his list with the evergreen Wendie Renard, Eugénie Le Sommer and Sakina Karchaoui. Marie-Antoinette Katoto, on the other hand, was not called. The French striker is indeed returning after a serious injury (tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee) and his coach thought that it was fair enough for him not to participate in the French group for now.
As for the Norwegians, Caroline Graham Hansen (Barcelona) and Guro Reiten (Chelsea) were not included in the squad due to their injuries, while Ada Hegerberg, the first female Ballon d’Or winner in history, was not called. The French will host Norway in the rematch on Tuesday, October 31 at the Auguste-Delaune stadium in Reims.
The Nations League match between Norway and France can be followed on France 4 on Friday, October 27, starting at 19.00.