According to the draw carried out this Monday at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, the Blues will host Germany on February 23 in the semi-final of the Women’s Nations League. The other semi-final will pit Spain, the reigning world champion, against the Netherlands on the same day. The two finalists will qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
The France team will host Germany on February 23 in the semi-final of the Women’s Nations League, according to the draw carried out on Monday at UEFA headquarters in Nyon (Switzerland). The other semi-final will pit Spain, the reigning world champion, against the Netherlands on the same day. The final of the first edition of this competition is scheduled for February 28 on the lawn of the winner of the Spain – Netherlands match. The two finalists will qualify for the Paris Olympic Games in 2024. If France is present in the final, it is the victorious nation in the match for 3rd place which will obtain its ticket to the Olympics.
Les Bleues undefeated during the group stage
For Hervé Renard’s Bleues, this competition will be an opportunity to win the first major international trophy in the history of the French women’s team. France, which finished undefeated in its group in the League of Nations, will have a good card to play against Germany, long a reference in Europe (double world champion and eight times European champion) but in crisis for several months . Absent from the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021, the Germans, finalists of Euro-2022, were eliminated in the first round of the last World Cup.
In the other semi-final, the Spaniards, who won their first title at the 2023 World Cup, will be favorites against the Dutch, whom they dominated in the quarter-final of the tournament (2-1 ap). But the coronation of the Spanish team had been overshadowed by the Luis Rubiales affair. The former Spanish football boss was suspended for three years from all football functions by Fifa for forcibly kissing striker Jenni Hermoso on the final podium in Sydney, provoking outrage in Spain and across the world.