Diacre fired as coach of France ladies’s soccer group, 5 months earlier than World Cup

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Corinne Diacre has been sacked as coach of the France ladies’s group, the French Soccer Federation (FFF) introduced on Thursday, after her place was weakened following a revolt by main gamers.

The 48-year-old was underneath contract till 2024 however got here underneath critical strain after captain Wendie Renard introduced final month she would now not play for the group, with fellow stars Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto following go well with.

The announcement comes simply over 4 months earlier than the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the place a France aspect ranked fifth on the earth will hope to characteristic prominently.

The French federation — itself in disaster following the current resignation of its scandal-hit 81-year-old president Noel Le Graet — stated its personal investigation had uncovered “a serious fracture with senior gamers” which had “reached a degree of no-return that was damaging the group’s pursuits”.

“The FFF acknowledges the implication, and the seriousness with which Corinne Diacre and her workers have accomplished their job, nevertheless it appears the issues are, on this context, irreversible,” it added.

“In view of this, it has been determined to convey an finish to Corinne Diacre’s job on the head of the France ladies’s group.”

Nevertheless, no new coach has been appointed, with France subsequent on account of play house pleasant matches in opposition to Colombia and Olympic champions Canada in April.

Underneath Diacre, France misplaced to the US within the quarter-finals as they hosted the 2019 World Cup.

Les Bleues then misplaced to Germany within the semi-finals of final yr’s European Championship in England.

Diacre had been hoping to remain within the place till after subsequent yr’s Olympics in Paris.