Football: Blue won largely against Uruguay at France Tournament

The players of Corinne Diacre won 5-1 on the second day of the competition, after having already beaten Denmark. A success that does not reassure completely, especially on the tricolor defense, five months from the World Cup.

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Corine Diacre still has work in front of her. The French women’s team won against Uruguay, Saturday February 18 in Angers, its second match of the France tournament – friendly competition which celebrates its third edition – But, for the tricolor selector, the site is still large at the ‘Approach to the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand (from July 20 to August 20) for which the Bleues feed serious ambitions

Faced with Uruguayan adversaries decided to fight on each ball, the French won widely 5-1, thanks to the first goals in the tricolor jersey of young promises Kessya Bussy (26 e ) And Naomie Feller (80 e ), but also to the achievements of executives like Kenza Dali (34 e ), Wendie Renard (43 e ) , Sandie TOLETTI (71 e ). This pretty mix between collective actions and individual exploits, however, hide a real lack of efficiency as the occasions have been numerous (28 shots including half framed).

Corinne Diacre had promised a workforce review and the selector did not do things by half: no less than eight changes in the starting eleven compared to that aligned Wednesday against Denmark (1-0 victory) , and Kadidiatou diani at rest in the stands. New faces thus appeared as the Guardian Constance Picaud or the defender Maëlle Lakrar, executives made their return as Grace Geyoro and Sandie Toletti in the middle, and the central hinge was built on the duo Renard-Cissoko, after two games Unconvincing in a three -time defense.

“We are there to work, to put things in place, sometimes also get in difficulty. If I want answers, I have to try things,” said Corinne Diacre after the meeting.

Back to a defense at three

Nothing is, however, settled on the Defense site for a team that generally had many absent (Marie-Antoinette Katototo, Griedge Mbock, Sakina Karchaoui, Selma Bacha). The evening has indeed turned into a nightmare for the Hawa Cissoko defender, put in difficulty from the 3 e sup> minute of the match when Belen Aquino intercepted his badly dosed pass to appear alone in front of Constance Picaud, without Success.

Half an hour later, still under pressure from Aquino, Cissoko tried a hazardous discount on which Luciana Gomez threw himself to appear in turn alone in front of Picaud, eliminate the goalkeeper and equalize at 1- 1, after the opening of the French score signed Kessya Bussy, a few minutes before.

But Corinne Diacre clearly did not appreciate the performance: on the return from the locker room, Cissoko came out, and the Blue returned to a three -time defense. Invited by the selector to put “more accuracy and more speed” in the game, the Blue launched a siege in good standing of the Sofia Olivera cage, very rarely leaving the Uruguayan to venture into their camp, and winning Finally on a comfortable score which nevertheless leaves the technician hungry.

deacon expects “audacity”

“I’m waiting for animation, risk-taking, audacity,” she said at the end of the game. You have to raise your level of requirement, you have to raise your mental level, you have to raise your athletic level. “

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until then, France had always grown Uruguay, 67 e global nation: 6-0 in 2011 and 8-0 in 2019. With this new large victory, Renard and his teammates keep the head of the France tournament before receiving Norway on Tuesday, still in Angers. But afterwards, he will only remain in Corinne deacon two friendly matches in April before announcing his list for the World Cup.

“Those who were not used to playing had the pressure because it is a bit right or face. It’s not easy, but in the World Cup, we will need players mentally ready to undergo this pressure, “warned the former international player.

/Media reports cited above.