Oriane Jean-Francois set to miss World Cup

Oriane Jean-Francois, PSG Feminine
Oriane Jean-Francois, PSG Feminine / Ryan Pierse/GettyImages

Oriane Jean-Francois has announced that she will not participate in this year's World Cup due to a recently picked-up adductor injury.

PSG's Jean-Francois was called up for the France preliminary WC squad, who are currently training for an upcoming friendly, and most likely would have been chosen for the final official WC'23 team.

Sadly for the 21-year-old, she will not be able to feature on the biggest stage of international football with her country and fellow PSG players who are also expected to represent the French team.

Oriane confirmed the news herself on Tuesday evening on a social media post published on her personal account, discussing her injury and the inevitable absence.

"Dear supporters of France, I regret to inform you that I will not be participating in the next World Cup due to an adductor injury. A very difficult decision for me to make."

"Along with Harve Renard (France manager) and the medical staff of the French team, we have made this decision in the interest of all parties. I'm determined to do everything to get back at a top level as the next season starts."

Jean-Francois expressed her belief in France's pursuit to win their first-ever Women's World Cup trophy, "I am convinced that the team will be very competitive and will make progress during this world. I know our team is one of the most passionate, and it's because of you (supporters) we can rise to the highest level. Come on, Blues!"

After this disappointing news reveal from the player, her teammates gathered around and left comments of support for her.

PSG's Kadidiatou Diani, Laurina Fazer, Marie-Antoinette Katoto, and Paulina Dudek all empathized with Oriane by replying to her post with various emojis.

For Paris Saint-Germain, they now have seven players with a chance of heading to Australia and New Zealand in the next week or so, but more importantly, they will hope for a recovery for their no. 6 player for the coming season.

We wish Jean-Francois a speedy recovery from PSG Post.

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