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
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)