France women’s national football team continue their preparations for the London 2012 Olympics when they face Russia tonight in a international friendly.


The game will take place in Paris and is live on Direct 8 from 20:45 CET. 


Russia come into this fixture with a change in the national team coaching staff. Farid Benstiti left his role as head coach for family reasons and Vladimir Antonov will act as a mentor for the team.


Last week France beat Romania 6-0 in another of their Olympic preparation matches, in contrast the Russians have just returned from vacation, preparations for the new season of the Russian Premier Division starts on 20th July 2012.


These two national sides have never met previously, however at youth level in the final game of Euro 2005, Russia defeated France in a penalty shootout. 


Both France and Russia are currently participating in the UEFA Euro 2013 qualifiers.


According to the French media Bruno Bini has announced his starting line-up for the game, (listed below).


France Line-up Russia Line-up
Le Sommer
Elvira Todua,
Anna Kozhnikova,
Maria Dyachkova,
Tatiana Sheikina,
Anna Cholovyaga,
Anastasia Kostukova,
Elena Medved,
Ksenia Tsybutovich,
Natalia Pertseva,
Anastasia Rodionova,
Elena Fomina


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WSU member Gromit will be providing live commentary (below) from the exciting international friendly.






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  1. Ken Suzuki 9 years ago

    Wow….I’m trying to imagine and visualize the reaction of Monsieur Lair.

  2. Rubance chery 10 years ago

    again perfection can’t wait for the u.s womens team to play them, it will be quite a game.

  3. gromit 10 years ago

    Louisa’s ankles flexibility 🙂

  4. gromit 10 years ago

    Louisa’s ankles flexibility 🙂

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