Amandine Henry, defender of Lyon, has been left out of the France squad for the 2022 European Championship, just one week after winning the Champions League final.
France coach Corinne Diacre announced her squad on Monday with Eugenie Le Sommer, France’s all-time leading scorer, another notable absence.
Henry led the team during the 2019 World Cup but lost his fortunes with Diacre due to a number of public controversies in the aftermath of the tournament.
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“I saw players crying in their rooms,” she said. “Personally, I cry in my room sometimes. I wanted to enjoy the World Cup, but in the end it was a complete mess.”
In addition to the World Cup, Henry has also spoken publicly about how disappointed she is with the way she was told she would not be involved in the Euro 2022 qualifiers.
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The call lasted 14 or 15 seconds. I’ll remember it for the rest of my life. I was shocked. She said, ‘Amandine, you know my list is out tomorrow.’ You will not be given the latest offers. “I was silent for a couple of seconds,” said Henry, “and then said, ‘Okay. I wish you a good match. Farewell “.
Diacre later said that the decision to exclude her was based on sporting reasons, but Henry responded to the claim, saying that the reason was that it raised problems that the players were having with the coach.
Henry scored the opening goal in the 2022 UEFA Champions League Final with a stunning shot that was named UEFA Goal of the Season.
The 2022 tournament begins on July 6 and runs until July 31.
goalkeepers: Mylene Chavas (Bordeaux), Justin Leronde (Metz), Pauline Peraud Magnin (Juventus Turin).
Defenders: Salma Pasha (Lyon), Hawa Sissoko (West Ham), Soukaina Kerchaoui (Paris Saint-Germain), Greg Mbok (Lyon), Yves Perisset (Bordeaux), Wendy Renard (Lyon), Marion Torrent (Montpellier), Asatou Tonkara (Atletico) . de Madrid).
Midfielders: Charlotte Billbolt (Bordeaux), Kenza Daly (Everton), Grace Giroud (Paris Saint-Germain), Ella Bales (Bordeaux), Sandy Toletti (Levante).
Attackers: Sandy Baltimore (Paris Saint-Germain), Delphine Cacharino (Lyon), Kadediatou Diani (Paris Saint-Germain), Marie Antoinette Catuto (Paris Saint-Germain), Melvin Mallard (Lyon), Clara Mathieu (Paris FC), Olimata Sarr (Paris F. bad).