French women’s team: with Delphine Cascarino in the list for the Final Four of the Nations League?

On May 22, 2023, Delphine Cascarino left the lawn of the Parc des Princes with tears in her eyes. During a duel with the Parisian Élisa de Almeida, a friend outside, the Lyonnaise ruptured the cruciate ligament in her right knee and would miss almost eight months of competition, including the World Cup with the French team in Australia .

This Sunday, February 11, Delphine Cascarino was at the origin of OL’s equalizer against PSG (1-1) by causing an own goal… from Elisa de Almeida. Two same actresses, two different fates.

But Delphine Cascarino could especially remember the date of February 14, this Wednesday. The Blue coach, Hervé Renard, could indeed pronounce his name when announcing a list of 25 or 26 players called up for the Final Four of the League of Nations. An expected return for Delphine Cascarino, who returned to competition with OL ten days ago. The 27-year-old winger would return to Les Bleues almost a year after her last selection, on April 11, 2023 at Le Mans against Canada (2-1).

Good news for Hervé Renard and his staff, who have already recovered Marie-Antoinette Katoto in the fall, also back after a serious knee injury. The Blue attack is gradually recomposing itself and is one of the best in the world: Katoto, Cascarino but also Kadidiatou Diani and Eugénie Le Sommer. A list to which we can add Sandy Baltimore or Julie Dufour.

The list for France-Germany announced in Lyon

There should be no big surprises in Hervé Renard’s list for the semi-final of the League of Nations, in Lyon against Germany, Friday February 23. A list which will also be announced this Wednesday morning (11 a.m.) from the Town Hall of the capital of Gaul. The main absence will concern Wendie Renard. Captain of OL and Les Bleues, the defender has been injured in her hip for several weeks and has had surgery.

The Nations League is a stated objective for the France team: in the event of a victory against Germany, the Blues would play a final in Spain or the Netherlands to hope for a first official title in its history. A few months before the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, this would be the best preparation. After this truce, there will still be three preparation windows remaining for the France team: early April, early June and early July for six qualifying matches for Euro 2025.

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