Féminines / France Women's Team

OL lead Les Bleues to Japan victory

Published on 19 July 2012 at 6:55 PM
The French Women's national team, featuring a host of OL players, defeated the world champions Japan 2-0 in Thursday's Olympic Games warm-up match...

Just days before the start of the London Olympics, Les Bleues received a massive confidence boost when they defeated reigning world champions Japan 2-0 on Thursday at the Stade Charlety in Paris.

Under the attentive gaze of FFF president Noël Le Graët, French Sports Minister Valérie Fourneyron and OL president Jean-Michel Aulas, 8 Olympique Lyonnais players were named in the starting XI: Bouhadi, Franco, Renard, Bompastor, Abily, Necib, Bussaglia, Thomis. Georges and Le Sommer came off the bench during the game.

Just before the half-hour, Sonia Bompastor released Marie-Laure Delie in behind the defence to open the scoring (1-0, 24'). Sarah Bouhaddi then produced three top-drawer saves to preserve Les Bleues' advantage at the break.

Wendie Renard headed home France's second goal, from an Elise Bussaglia corner (2-0, 74'), ensuring an historic and deserved victory over the Asian powerhouse.

Les Bleues now take on the USA in the opening match of their Olympic campaign in London next Wednesday.

By continuing your visit to this site, you accept the use of cookies for you offer 
services and offers tailored to your interests. Learn more and manage these settings .