Results from the international break

Thirteen players from the Paris Saint-Germain women's team joined their respective national teams during the recent international break. Summary.


A French women's team featuring Elisa De Almeida, Grace Geyoro, Sandy Baltimore, Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto played two matches - counting for the qualification phase of the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia New Zealand 2023 - during this international week. Les Bleues opened with a 6-0 win over Kazakhstan at the Stade de la Rabine in Vannes on Friday, a game Katoto started and in which she scored, while Geyoro and Baltimore came on. Katoto, Geyoro, De Almeida and Diani were in the starting line-up four days later in a 2-0 win over Wales at the Stade du Roudourou in Guingamp, the latter opening the scoring. The two wins allowed Corinne Diacre's players to stay on top of the Group I with six victories in six matches, five pints ahead of Wales.


Sara Däbritz's German women's team also had two World Cup qualifying matches on the menu during this international break. The Frauen-Nationalmannschaft won 8-0 against Turkey at the Eintracht-Stadion in Braunschweig on Friday and then 3-1 against Portugal four days later at the Estadio de São Luis in Faro. The Parisian played the first half of the first game, was the starter and captain in the second and provided an assist in each match. The Germans are now at the top of the Group H ranking with six wins from six matches, five points ahead of the Portuguese.


Paulina Dudek's Polish women's team also played two World Cup qualifying matches, beating Kosovo 2-1 on Thursday at the Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri in Pristina and losing 4-0 to Belgium at the Den Dreef in Leuven five days later. The Parisian, starter and captain in both matches, played all 180 minuntes. The Poles are now in third place in Group F with 11 points, two points behind Norway and Belgium.


Two World Cup qualifiers were also on the agenda for the Swiss women's team of Paris Saint-Germain striker Ramona Bachmann, with a 2-1 victory against Italy at the Stadio Renzo Barbera in Palermo on Friday and a 7-0 win against Lithuania at the LFF Stadionas in Vilnius four days later. The Parisian, who did not participate in the second game, was a starter and provided an assist against the Italians. The Poles, who have won all six of their matches now have a three-point lead over Italy at the top of the group G ranking.


Amanda Ilestedt's Swedish women's team also played two World Cup qualifying matches. The Blagult won 2-1 against Finland in Gothenburg on Thursday and 3-0 against Slovakia in Malmö five days later. The Parisian, who played both games in their entirety, notably found the net against the Slovaks. The Swedes are leading Group A after five wins in five matches, nine points ahead of Finland.


Two World Cup qualifying matches were also on the menu for Barbora Votikova's Czech Republic women's team during this international week. Although the match against Belarus, initially scheduled on Tuesday in Opava, was postponed because of several opposition players testing positive for COVID-19, the Narodni Tym had bagged a 2-2 draw with the Netherlands in Ostrava four days earlier. The Parisian goalkeeper played the whole game. The Czechs are in third place in Group C with five points from four matches, six points behind the Dutch and one behind Iceland.


The Norwegian women's team of Paris Saint-Germain striker Celin Bizet Ildhushoy also played two World Cup qualifying matches. On the bench in Thursday's 7-0 win over Albania at Tirana's Arena Kombetare, the Parisian made her international debut five days later in a 10-0 win over Armenia at the FFA Academy Stadium in Yerevan. The two victories allowed the Grasshoppers to stay on top of Group F with 16 points from six matches, three points ahead of Belgium.


Two friendly matches against Mexico were on the agenda for the Canadian women's team of Paris Saint-Germain striker Jordyn Huitema. Bev Priestman's team lost 2-1at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento in Mexico City on Friday and then drew 0-0 with the Mexicans at the Estadio Azulgrana in Ciudad Mexico three days later. The Parisian scored the only goal for the Reds in both matches.


Accompanied by Paris Saint-Germain U19 women's team player Manssita Traoré, Jade Le Guilly participated in the Costa Daurada Trophy 2021 with the French U20 women's team in Salou, Spain. At the Futbol Salou Sports Center, the Bleuettes won 2-1 against Germany on Friday and 2-0 against Mexico on Sunday before losing 3-0 to the host nation on Tuesday. Le Guilly was a starter and captain in all three games. Sonia Haziraj's team finished second in the tournament, behind the Spanish.