Euro 2016

France determined to go to semifinals

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud
France determined to go to semifinals

The team of France is known to not compete very well at EURO-s, but they managed to win WCh medals and recently they are Olympic silver medalists. After the return of eralier succes-coach Olivier Krumbholz the team seems to reborn and is working together like a good mix of experienced and younger players. France has as a goal set to go to the semifinals this time.

France participated at Möbelringen-Cup in Norway last weekend where they were defeated by Russia and Norway, but they managed to win against Denmark. Today the team played a preparation game against Sweden, which the managed also to win 21-27.

There are 19 players nominated for the preparation period by Krumbholz.

Key players: Allison Pineau, Amandine Leynaud, Alexandra Lacrabére, Siraba Dembele

Absences: Blandine Dancette (injured), Chloé Bulleaux

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Amandine Leynaud (HC Vardar), Julie Foggea (Fleury Loiret Handball), Laura Glauser (Metz Handball)

Left wings: Manon Houette (Thüringer HC), Siraba Dembele (Rostov-Don), Coralie Lassource (Issy-Paris Hand)

Left backs: Estelle Nze-Minko (Siofok), Tamara Horacek (Metz Handball)

Centre backs: Allison Pineau (Brest Bretagne Handball), Gnonsiane Niombla (CSM Bucuresti)

Right backs: Alexandra Lacrabére (HC Vardar), Camille Ayglon (CSM Bucuresti), Marie-Paule Gnabouyou (Viborg HK), Laura Flippes (Metz Handball)

Right wings: Marie Prouvensier (Brest Bretagne Handball), Amanda Kolczynski (Besancon)

Line players: Beatrice Edwige (Metz Handball), Laurisa Landre (SC Municipal Craiova), Astride N’Gouan (Brest Bretagne Handball)


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Euro 2016

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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