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  • Updated: March 31, 2023

French Football Federation Replaces Diacre With Renard Ahead Of Women's World Cup

French Football Federation Replaces Diacre With Renard Ahead

Herve Renard

French football federation announced on Thursday the appointment of Herve Renard as the new coach of the France women's football team, replacing Corinne Diacre who was sacked earlier in March.

Renard, who resigned as coach of Saudi Arabia earlier this week, has signed a contract with France that runs through to the 2024 Olympics, marking his first job coaching a women's team.

Renard, a two-time Africa Cup of Nations winner with Zambia and Ivory Coast, takes over less than four months before the Women's World Cup begins in Australia and New Zealand.

The 54-year-old will lead the team in four friendlies before starting their World Cup campaign against Jamaica in Sydney on July 23.

Diacre was removed from her role as the coach of the team after her position was weakened following a revolt by leading players, including captain Wendie Renard, who announced she would no longer play for the team, and fellow stars Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto following suit.

Renard's first game as the coach of the French women's team will be on April 7 against Colombia, followed by another match four days later against Olympic champions Canada.

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