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Lyon trio to represent France at FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

Published on 26 June 2018 at 12:00 PM
Selma Bacha, Melvin Malard and Emelyne Laurent have been called up by France for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which takes place from August 5 - 24 in Brittany.

France U20 women's head coach Gilles Eyquem has unveiled the group of players who will take part in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup this summer in France. Olympique Lyonnais is well represented with three standouts: Selma Bacha (17 years old) and Emelyne Laurent (19), who participated Sud Ladies Cup earlier this month, as well as Melvine Malard (17).

The 21-player squad will undergo a training camp from July 23 to 31 at CNF Clairefontaine. On the program: a friendly match on July 27 against Mexico's U20 women's team, which will serve as their final tune-up before making their tournament debut against Ghana on August 5 (Group A). Finalists in 2016, Les Bleuettes are looking to lift the trophy in front of their home fans.



  • Sunday, August 5: France - Ghana in Vannes (Stade de la Rabine, 7:30 pm CET)
  • Wednesday, August 8: France - New Zealand in Vannes (Stade de la Rabine, 7:30 pm CET)
  • Sunday, August 12: Netherlands - France in Saint-Malo (Stade de Marville, 4:30 pm CET)