Grace Zaadi will not be in the double confrontation against Brazil, in a friendly, on April 7 in Limoges and April 11 in Mouilleron-le-Captif. The half-center of the France team is not yet recovered from his left foot injury which occurred during the friendly match against Sweden, March 3 in Strasbourg (24-18), which had deprived him of the second confrontation. March 5 in Montbéliard (24-22).
“Grace still has foot pain and she still hasn’t returned to her club since her injury with us, justifies Olivier Krumbholz. “It is a question of not taking any risk with regard to the deadlines with her club and those which await us in the coming months: she must recover completely and continue her athletic recovery” adds the coach of the Olympic champions. To lead the game in the absence of Zaadi, the Messin will rely on Estelle Nze Minko, Tamara Horacek and Léna Grandveau.
With Paris 2024 in sight
For this next meeting, the coach is still carrying out a staff review for the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024. In fact, Laura Glauser and Emma Jacques are not mentioned in the list of twenty included in Aïssatou Kouyaté, Claire Vautier and Floriane André. The latter makes her return in goal in the absence of Cleopatre Darleux (concussion). The Messines Camille Sinceet and Hatadou Sako are renewed in the French cage. ” Laura (Glauser) scored points against Sweden. I would like to continue the workforce review by asking Floriane » explains Krumbholz.
Member of the vice-champion of Europe in 2020, Kouyaté suffered, in April 2021, a rupture of the cruciate ligament of the left knee. The right rear of Brest is therefore back in Blue, in place of Emma Jacques who was also returning from a knee injury.“Emma will take care of her knee which still deserves attention” believes Olivier Krumbholz. Who calls on the rear base of Claire Vautier (Dijon) and Djazz Chambertin who lived his first selection in Montbéliard.
The France team will meet from April 2 at the hand house in Créteil (Val-de-Marne) to prepare for the matches against Brazil.