A Euro semi-final is not enough… Leaving Germany on the penultimate step of a competition won by England, France lost two places in the FIFA rankings. Les Bleues therefore fall from the podium and are now in fifth position. The United States, they quietly keep the lead.
The Americans have just won the Concacaf Championship (North America, Central America and the Caribbean) and are ahead of Germany (+ 3 places), Sweden and England, now fourth (+ 4) after their European title at home . No entries or exits were recorded within the World Top 10.
After the elimination of the French, coach Corinne Deacon, who is not unanimous, was reappointed until 2024, when France is guaranteed to play in the Olympic tournament as the organizing country.
“I am delighted that Corinne has agreed to take up the objective and the challenge of the World Cup in 2023 and the 2024 Olympics at the head of the French women’s team, reacted Noël Le Graët, the president of the FFF. We share the same strong ambition for these two major competitions that the FFF will prepare as well as possible alongside a French group with talent and experience. Les Bleues have established themselves among the best nations. »
In office for five years, the former tricolor captain did not hesitate to continue the adventure. “Despite the disappointment of stopping in the semi-finals, the Euro was encouraging,” she explained. And I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue working with this group in the hope of winning the first title of the French women’s team, first in the World Cup and then at the Olympics in front of our public. »