Les Bleues are awaited by their supporters. Deprived of several executives, but in full revival with Hervé Renard, the France team enters the running, Sunday July 23, in the World Cup in Sydney against Jamaica at noon. Around the new coach Hervé Renard, the 23 selected show a newfound ambition and will try to break the glass ceiling. Favorites of the match, the French seemed borrowed throughout the first period, despite a few chances before half-time. Everything remains to be done for both teams. Follow our live.
Brand absentees. France is deprived of several injured executives in each position (attackers Marie-Antoinette Katoto, Delphine Cascarino, midfielder Amandine Henry, and defender Griedge Mbock). Les Bleues will therefore have to rely on the prowess of Sakina Karchaoui, Eugénie Le Sommer or Kadidiatou Diani.
A tactical evolution? Herve Fox always started in 4-3-3 with a sentinel player, but the coach has to reconsider his plans due to injuries in his group. He leans for a new organization in 4-4-2 with the Lyonnaise Amel Majri and the Parisian Clara Mateo on the sides of the middle, and the Geyoro-Toletti pair in the axis.
France favorite. Opposite, Jamaica is banking on its athletic players and its prolific striker Khadija Shaw, credited with 31 goals in 30 games this season with her club, Manchester City. The Jamaicans will try to win their first meeting in the final phase of the World Cup, after participating in their first World Cup in 2019 in France.
At closed counters. The match takes place in the brand new Sydney Football Stadium, a 40,500-seat enclosure inaugurated in September 2022. The stands are announced to be full or almost full.