France name squad for game against the Girls in Green

Herve Renard's (right) French team in last July's friendly in Tallaght Stadium

Herve Renard's (right) French team in last July's friendly in Tallaght Stadium Credit: Hugh de Paor (ETPhotos)

Nations League runners up France have named their squad for the upcoming EURO 2025 qualifiers against the Republic of Ireland and Sweden.

French manager Hervé Renard has selected 24 players for their upcoming matches with Wendie Renard set to skipper the side on her return from injury. 

Speaking to about his captain, the manager said: “She has an exceptional personality with a charisma and motivation that reminds me of the best players I have had in men's football. She is a few steps ahead of women's football perhaps in her approach and her character. It's good that she's coming back and just the fact that she's here is already a lot for us.”

Les Bleues will begin their qualifying campaign when they take on the Republic of Ireland on Friday April 5 at the Saint-Symphorien stadium in Metz. They will then fly to Sweden where they will face the Olympic runners up Sweden on Tuesday April 9 in Gothenburg. 

Ireland played France in a World Cup warm up in Tallaght last summer losing 3-0.

French squad in full

Goalkeepers: Solène Durand (Sassuolo), Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (Juventus), Constance Picaud (Paris Saint-Germain).

Defenders: Estelle Cascarino (Juventus), Élisa De Almeida (Paris Saint-Germain), Sakina Karchaoui (Paris Saint-Germain), Maëlle Lakrar (Montpellier), Griedge Mbock Bathy (Lyon), Ève Périsset (Chelsea), Wendie Renard (Lyon), Thiniba Samoura (Paris Saint-Germain).

Midfielders: Amandine Henry (Angel City), Selma Bacha (Lyon), Sandy Baltimore (Paris Saint-Germain), Kenza Dali (Aston Villa), Grace Geyoro (Paris Saint-Germain), Lea Le Garrec (FC Fleury), Sandie Toletti (Real Madrid).

Forwards: Vicki Becho (Lyon), Kadidiatou Diani (Lyon), Julie Dufour (Paris FC), Marie-Antoinette Katoto (Paris Saint-Germain), Eugénie Le Sommer (Lyon), Delphine Cascarino (Lyon).

The Republic of Ireland will begin their qualifying quest for the EUROs, set for Switzerland next year, with the away trip to take on France on Friday, April 5th before returning to Dublin to host England the following Tuesday in the Aviva.

Next up Eileen Gleeson’s side will host Sweden at the Aviva Stadium on Friday, May 31st ahead of travelling away to take on the same opponent on Tuesday, June 4th.

Ireland will travel to take on England in Carrow Road on Friday July 12th and with the Aviva Stadium unavailable in July, Ireland will finish their Group qualifiers against France on Tuesday, July 16th in a venue that is yet to be confirmed.