Often placed but never winning, the France team is preparing to compete in Euro 2022. And for Pauline Peyraud-Magnin and Sakina Karchaoui, the Blues are not favorites.
The French team completed its preparation for Euro 2022 on Friday July 1 with a 7-0 victory against the weak Vietnamese selection.
Corinne Deacon’s players will now travel to England, the host country of the final phase, and will play their first match of the group stage on July 10 against Italy (they will then face Belgium and Iceland).
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And before this competition, several players of the France team rejected the status of favorite, scalded by the results of the last tournaments.
“We have objectives, we must not skip the stages. We must not call ourselves favorites, because today, women’s football has changed. We no longer arrive with a gun and tell ourselves that we are going to win. We haven’t won anything so far. We are not favourites. So, yes, in the FIFA rankings, we are third. But, to me, it’s just a number.”explained Pauline Peyraud-Magnin to our colleagues from L’Equipe Magazine.
Same story with Sakina Karchaoui in the columns of World Eleven : “Before each competition, we are presented as the favourites, but we never win. Today, I don’t know if we can say that we are the big favourites, in any case, the Euro has always been a very complicated competition. We have the group to go as far as possible, we will try to bring the trophy back to France. »