The French girls’ team take part in the Danone Nations Cup
The French girls’ team joined the Danone Nations Cup from the start of the girls’ tournament in 2017. The French players won the 2018 edition and were finalists in the 2019 edition. For two consecutive years they won the title of best scorer and best player in 2018 and 2019. The French girls’ football team is therefore the team to watch, as they have the level required to win many competitions.
Women’s football in France
In France, it took time before women’s football became known. Played since 1920, it was not until 1971 that the first French women’s national football team emerged. It was in 1996 that women’s football gained the most acceptance when it became an Olympic discipline. Today, French women’s football is growing and is supported by thousands of French people at the international championships. Voted as 3rd team in the world in 2018 by FIFA, the French women’s national football team has a bright future ahead of it. This suggests great footballing successes for the young French footballers at the DNC.
Blaise Matuidi, ambassador for France at the Danone Nations Cup
Ambassador for France at the Danone Nations Cup, Blaise Matuidi guides the French girls’ teams at each edition. At first, he was not considered as the best, but his efforts and his tenacity have opened the doors to a professional level. His secret lies in his ability to persevere despite the difficulties. Blaise Matuidi has a good heart, he helps many associations which help youngsters in difficulties. More than just a method, each year he passes on sporting values to shine on the field and even beyond.