France down to 18 players in Olympic preparation

Every move of the French national team stirs up interest before the home Olympics. Olivier Krumbholz´s latest move means reducing the squad to 18 players, writes the national federation on its webpage.

Krumbholz and the blue team is currently training in Pau, awaiting an exciting double-header against Norway. Just in time, the trio Océane Sercien-Ugolin, Floriane André and Pauline Coatanea was deselected, though they will be ”remaining at its disposal for the rest of the adventure”, according to the federation webpage.

In four days the final French squad will be announced by Krumbholz and the team management.

The squad of France
Source: FFHandball
Goalkeeper: Cléopatre DARLEUX (Brest Bretagne Handball) – Laura GLAUSER (CSM Bucharest) – Hatadou SAKO (Metz Handball)
Left wing: Coralie LASSOURCE (Brest Bretagne Handball) – Chloé VALENTINI (Metz Handball)
Left back: Orlane KANOR (Rapid Bucharest) – Estelle NZE MINKO (c) (Gyor Audi ETO KC)
Playmaker: Tamara HORACEK (Neptunes de Nantes) – Méline NOCANDY (Paris 92) – Grace ZAADI DEUNA (CSM Bucharest)
Pivot: Sarah BOUKTIT (Metz Handball) – Pauletta FOPPA (Brest Bretagne Handball) – Oriane ONDONO (Neptunes de Nantes)
Right back: Laura FLIPPES (CSM Bucharest) – Léna GRANDVEAU (Neptunes de Nantes) – Déborah LASSOURCE (Right back – Paris 92)
Right wing: Lucie GRANIER (Metz Handball) – Alicia TOUBLANC (Brest Bretagne Handball)