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Le Graët will propose to Deacon to extend until the 2024 Olympics

The president of the French Football Federation, Noël Le Graët, will offer coach Corinne Deacon to extend her contract until the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, he announced in an interview with AFP on Thursday, the next day. elimination in the semi-finals of the Euro.

“With Corinne, we are on the right track. It was harder, but we are making progress. I don’t see why we wouldn’t find an agreement,” he said, praising the merits of a “coherent and progressing” French team despite the semi-final loss 2-1 against France. Germany, Wednesday at the Euro.

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The contract of the boss of the Blue, in office since 2017, expires after the European Championship. The president of the FFF had set the semi-finals as the minimum objective to be achieved.

Before the defeat against the Germans, “we came out of 18 matches without defeat, it shows that our team is coherent and in progress”, he commented, referring to the rejuvenation driven by the coach: “She has just formed the team of tomorrow, with (Marie-Antoinette) Katoto who will obviously start as soon as she recovers (from her right knee injury).

Regarding Deacon, “she must want to continue” but, if so, she will be on the bench of Les Bleues at the Mondial-2023 in Australia and New Zealand, then at the JO-2024 in Paris, has he asserted.

“I still supported her in times when there were not many people to support her. Today there are results which are rather positive, I do not see why I will not support it again”, he developed.

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