The French women's team qualified for Euro 2022 by beating Austria on Friday night in Guingamp.


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  • The France team beat Austria on Friday in Guingamp and qualified for Euro 2022.

  • Coach Corinne Deacon, criticized by some players, said she was very satisfied with the result.

  • A meeting between the staff and the players will take place in the coming days.

They left them nothing.

Friday evening, the French women's team composted its ticket for Euro 2022 by crushing Austria (3-0) at the Roudourou stadium, in Guingamp.

In the turmoil after the statements of the Lyonnaise Amandine Henry against the coach Corinne Deacon, the Blue recited their football to win serenely.

Very diligent, the French women appeared very concentrated but also very recovered.

By suffocating their opponents from the first minutes, they clearly showed that internal quarrels should not take precedence over the issue.

“I am delighted with this qualification.

There is a little less fog over our heads, ”said coach Corinne Deacon after the meeting.

Smiling, the coach is preparing for a conversation with her players before the last match against Kazakhstan scheduled for Tuesday in Vannes.

“We will discuss it later because it has been requested.

I don't know yet when that will take place in the next few days.

But tonight, we will savor, we will enjoy ”.

"The @ equipedefrance was up to the task tonight ..."

Corinne Deacon satisfied tonight after #FRAAUT in the #LateFC 🗣️

- Late Football Club (@LateFootClub) November 27, 2020

Tied on points with the Austrians at kickoff (16 points), the French did not take long to take the lead.

Perfectly served on a corner by Amel Majri, OL defender Wendy Renard placed an angry head to put France in the right direction before the quarter of an hour of play. On the sides, the French side reminded the Austrians that they were not playing in the same yard.

Sakina Karchaoui and Amel Majri on one side, Delphine Cascarino on the other applied to make a grouped defense dizzy but often undermined.

On a caviar from her right wing, Marie-Antoinette Katoto placed her head to put the Blues in the shelter in the 27th minute, before registering a double with the tip of the foot on an oversight of the Austrian defense at the end of the meeting.

“It's a huge relief.

Tonight is the end.

We are super happy and above all very relieved, ”summed up the PSG striker.

A pat on the hand with Henry

Faced with the 22nd team in the Fifa ranking, the French had decided to press high.

Standing throughout the game in her zone, Corinne Deacon could breathe, seeing her selection crush the opponent in all areas of play. She decided to bring out her captain in the 61st.

Without a hug but with a slap in the hand for the one she openly criticized last weekend, Amandine Henry joined the bench, with the feeling of duty accomplished, in the calm of a Roudourou with empty stands.

“We said a lot of things to each other.

We have spoken well, and a lot has been said.

It allowed us to move forward.

And I think it happened tonight.

A new start, I don't know.

It will be one of our reference matches in any case, ”explained Marie-Antoinette Katoto.

The great unpacking, if it took place, will wait a little longer.


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