The French team without Marine Johannès

After Olivia Epoupa, Aby Gaye, Janelle Salaun and Sandrine Grudathe France team is recording a new withdrawal for the Basketball World Cup, two days before the start of the competition: Marine Johannes.

She felt pain in her right thigh during the training match against the United States which took place on Monday, September 19. The 27-year-old full-back underwent medicals in Sydney which revealed muscle damage to his right thigh. His unavailability is estimated at ten days minimum. The coach Jean Aime Toupane and the tricolor staff called Mamignan Toure to replace him in the group of 12 French women.

The 27-year-old player with nine selections on her counter in basketball. Last summer, she took part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic GamesFr basketball 3×3.

The absence of Marine Johannes is a real blow for Les Bleues. She remained on a successful season in the WNBA with the New York Liberty. She had completed her stint in the United States with 10 points, 1.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 25.5 minutes per regular season game and a first appearance in the play-offs.

This experience had been beneficial to him.

“I found pleasure, self-confidence and a little freedom on the pitch. I was able to let go a little more. The coach immediately put me very at ease by telling me that I had to play liberated. For me, it was already a great experience before the play-offs, but to live this intensity, it was enormous”, had named the native of Lisieux in an interview with Olympics.com.

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Marine Johannès was to be one of the executives of the France team at the 2022 World Cup. This injury comes after a very busy season. Once the Tokyo Games were over, she participated in the European season with Lyon and then in the American season with the New York Liberty. His participation in the play-offs had compensated for his arrival at the preparation stage of the France team.

Without it, the French selection is still a little more rejuvenated. Five of the twelve players selected have less than 15 caps and have never participated in a major international competition before the 2022 World Cup.

The French will have the outsider costume, an unusual status for the bronze medalists of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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