Les Bleues are aiming for a first final in a major competition


Cyrille de la Morinerie, edited by Thibault Nadal
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06:31, July 27, 2022

The French women’s team faces Germany this Wednesday evening at 9 p.m. in Milton Keynes to win a first final in the history of French women’s football. For this, the players of Corinne Deacon will have to get rid of the Germans, eight times winners of the competition in twelve editions.

This is the big day. This Wednesday evening at 9 p.m., the French women’s team has an appointment with its history. For the first time in their history, Les Bleues can qualify for a final of a major competition. To achieve this, they will have to get rid of the Germans, after beating the Netherlands on Saturday night.

An impressive record for Germany

But overcoming Germany will not be chosen easy, given the Mannschaft’s record: double world champion, Olympic champion and eight-time Euro winner. Since the start of the competition, the Germans have simply not conceded the slightest but and have been registered in four games.

“It is going to be difficult”

However, the Blues, who had been eliminated seven years ago in the quarter-finals of the World Cup by the Germans, are vengeful. Captain Wendie Renard, who was on the pitch at the time, will not let her chance slip away: “It’s sure that it’s a great national and that in the past, we’ve always talked about German superiority. But afterwards, there is no complex to have”, she assures.

“It’s going to be difficult and it’s going to be a fight. We will just have to play with our qualities, but I think they are not happy to play us. But France-Germany, it’s always big games and it’s everything we love”, adds the defender of Olympique Lyonnais.

Two days less recovery

The French, who had two days less recovery than the Germans, are defined. Les Bleues will want to be more efficient than in the quarter-finals where they had to wait for extra time to qualify. After Rotterham, it is in a stadium twice as big, in Milton Keynes, that Corinne Deacon’s players will face the formidable Germans.

A city located just 1h30 from London where the final will take place this Sunday against… England.


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