the UNFP supports the decisions of Renard, Katoto and Diani

The UNFP, union of professional football players, supports Wendie Renard, Marie-Antoinette Katoto and Kadidiatou Diani after their announcements of withdrawals from the France team.

Le Figaro


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Kadidiatou Diani and Wendie Renard give up the blue jersey. Panoramic.

The crisis is growing in French football. This Friday, Wendie Renard, captain of the French football team, has announced her international retirement. A decision that the player with 142 selections justifies by a need to “take a step back” and for “maintain mental health».

A few hours later, the Lyonnaise was imitated by two players from Paris Saint-Germain, executives in the club and in the France team. Marie-Antoinette Katoto and Kadidiatou Diani announce their withdrawals from the selectionas long as “profound changes“that they judge”requiredwill not be performed. The management of coach Corinne Deacon.

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A decision to which the FFF only reacted very briefly. At the end of the evening, the UNFP, union of professional football players, congratulates the players for these decisions: “A salutary cry of alarm.»

«How not to salute the extremely courageous cry of alarm uttered this evening by our three Bleues, who have decided to withdraw from the France team, denouncing the gap between the current organization of this team, their expectations and the means allocated to meet the current requirements of the very high level, explains the UNFP at the top of its press release. This cry of alarm must serve as a catalyst and push all the stakeholders to finally take into consideration the concrete consequences of this delay that we have accumulated over the years and whose paroxysm is denounced at the highest level today, within of the French team.»

At the end of its press release, the union attacks the FFF directly. “It is not for lack of working, in particular with the first actresses, on the professionalization of women’s football in France, it is not for lack of having warned the authorities, of asking them to hear and respect the players. . It is becoming urgent that all the stakeholders finally push in the same direction to speed up the process without waiting, which will benefit everyone, including the internationals. In any case, this is what the UNFP asks for.

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