Katoto, the great concern

, Katoto, the great concern

If the Blue have validated their qualification for the quarter-finals of the Euro thanks to their success against Belgium on Thursday, they should have to do without Marie-Antoinette Katoto for the rest of the tournament.

The France team did not shine on Thursday for its second euro match. Four days after their impressive victory against Italy (5-1) when they entered the competition, the Blues had to settle for a narrow victory against Belgium (2-1). The daughters of Corinne Deacon available but perfectly started the meeting, opening the score of the 6e Minute thanks to Kadidiatou Diani, but the sequel was much less exciting.

The essential was safe and if the Bleues were worried at the end of the meeting, it was because of the premature exit of Marie-Antoinette Katoto. Hit in the knee on an acceleration, the Parisian striker asked for his replacement after only a quarter of an hour of play. And to see the female Mbappé drop Roterham’s New York Stadium on crutches, the concern is forced .

Doesn’t sound mean, but she hurts

Asked at the microphone of TF1, Corinne Deacon nevertheless wanted to be reassuring. “I didn’t have time to check in with the doctor. It doesn’t sound mean, but she’s in pain. »she attributed, adding to the final whistle in front of the Canal+ cameras: “It’s the only downside of the evening. I hope it’s not too serious. It’s the knee. We have to wait for the exams, we will try to have an exam for tomorrow, fairly quickly. »

Assured of first place in the group before me in the last match of this first phase against Iceland, the French team will play its quarter-final in nine days. Marie-Antoinette Katoto’s race against the clock is spawned.

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