France Women's World Cup 2023 squad: The 23-woman squad for the tournament

France Women's World Cup 2023 squad: Eugenie Le Sommer of France (R) celebrates with teammate Selma Bacha (L) after scoring a goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group match between France and Brazil at Brisbane Stadium. France won the game 2-1.
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The France Women’s World Cup 2023 squad are into the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Les Bleues are building nicely into this tournament under new head coach Herve Renard. The new man in charge is in the novel position of coaching at a second World Cup in less than a year after leaving his role with Saudi Arabia, and with little time to prepare for the tournament and losing four key players to injury, it’s fair to say he’s doing an excellent job so far. 

While their first game, a 0-0 draw with Jamaica, made things look like it was going to be another one of those tournaments for France, their win over Brazil sparked them into life. Since Selma Bacha returned from an injury picked up pre-tournament, Renard has been able to get his team playing the way he wants in a conventional 4-4-2 system. 

With Bacha and Sakina Karchaoui, Renard has two of the best left-sided players in the tournament and it’s working to good effect. Up front, the resurgent Eugenie Le Sommer and Kadidiatou Diani have scored seven goals between them, while the latter also has three assists. The essentially front four of Diani, Le Sommer, Bacha and Kenza Dali is proving tough to stop and France have hit 10 goals in just their last two games, with co-hosts Australia up next. 

The solid base of Grace Geyoro and Sandie Toletti in the midfield is facilitating such an attacking outlook and it’s impressive just how quickly Renard has got his side firing after only taking over earlier this year, as well as having to integrate several players, such as Le Sommer, back into the squad. 

France Women's World Cup 2023 squad

Kadidiatou Diani and Wendie Renard of France smile during a France Training Session at Valentine Sports Park on February 16, 2023 in Sydney, Australia.

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France Women's World Cup 2023 squad

  • GK: Solene Durand (Guingamp)
  • GK: Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (Juventus)
  • GK: Constance Picaud (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • DF: Maelle Lakrar (Montpellier)
  • DF: Wendie Renard (Lyon)
  • DF: Estelle Cascarino (Manchester United)
  • DF: Sakina Karchaoui (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • DF: Selma Bacha (Lyon)
  • DF: Aissatou Tounkara (Manchester United)
  • DF: Elisa De Almeida (PSG)
  • DF: Eve Perisset (Chelsea)
  • MF: Sandie Toletti (Real Madrid)
  • MF: Grace Geyoro (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • MF: Amel Majri (Lyon)
  • MF: Laurina Fazer (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • MF: Kenza Dali (Aston Villa)
  • MF: Lea Le Garrec (Fleury)
  • FW: Eugenie Le Sommer (Lyon)
  • FW: Clara Matéo (Paris FC)
  • FW: Viviane Asseyi (West Ham)
  • FW: Vicki Becho (Lyon)
  • FW: Kadidiatou Diani (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • FW: Naomie Feller (Real Madrid)

France manager

Who is France's manager?

France’s manager Herve Renard will find himself coaching at two World Cup’s in less than a year. Renard went to the Qatar World Cup with Saudi Arabia, managing their iconic 2-1 win over Argentina in their opening group stage game.

Renard left his role at Saudi Arabia to take up the post as the France Women’s manager after Corinne Diacre was sacked. A former defender, Renard has coached all over the world but is most notable for his work in Africa where he has twice won the African Cup of Nations - once with Zambia and once with Ivory Coast.

Top scorers

Who's scored for France?

Four goals

Kadidiatou Diani

Three goals

Eugenie Le Sommer

One goal

Vicki Becho
Kenza Dali
Maelle Lakrar
Lea Le Garrec
Wendie Renard

How many players are France allowed to take to the World Cup 2023?

The France Women’s World Cup squad will contain 23 players. Whilst there were requests for larger squads, as was allowed at the Men’s World Cup, FIFA turned these down and only a standard 23 players squad will be allowed to be selected.

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Jessy Parker Humphreys is a freelance women's football writer. A Chelsea fan, Jessy has been following the women's game since being taken to the 2003/04 FA Cup final at Loftus Road and seeing Arsenal thrash Jessy's local side Charlton. Fortunately, Arsenal don't win quite as much as they used to – although Jessy hopes Charlton will also be back at the top of the women's game one day.