The coach of the Blues, Didier Deschamps, will play the assistants in the draw for the Women's World Cup this Saturday (18 hours) at the Seine Musical in Boulogne-Billancourt. The competition will be held in France for the first time from June 7 to July 7, 2019. The double world champion, in 1998 as a player and last summer as coach, supports the Blue Corinne Deacon.
What does a World Cup represent in France?
DIDIER DESCHAMPS. It is first of all a great responsibility for the French Football Federation, a very exciting project internally that mobilizes a lot of skill and energy. The federation has repeatedly shown its expertise in organizing major events, as was recently the case at Euro 2016. For the French football, this World is a great opportunity to highlight and to continue the development of the practice by women. I hope the French will come together to give the France team the support it deserves.
How do you rate the development of women's football?
Women's football has been booming for some seasons, driven by our president Noël Le Graët, but also the best clubs, such as Lyon or PSG, which contribute to its development. During the last international break, we also followed the PSG-Lyon poster in prime time on Canal +. Women's football has come out of anonymity. He deserves it. The level has progressed significantly.
Do you have any advice for Corinne Deacon and Les Bleues before approaching this World Cup in France?
I do not have any advice to give to Corinne, even if we exchange very often. Corinne shapes her group and the latest results she has obtained show that she is moving in the right direction. I know her commitment, her passion, her professionalism, and I'm sure she will get the best out of her group. I'm obviously at her disposal, and she knows it, if she thinks I can help her. June 7, from Turkey (Note: where the Blues play the next day in Euro 2020 qualifiers), we will be with all players of the France team 100% behind the Blue.