a French selection will participate in the first Granny World Cup


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A. Laurent, S. Allec, A. Jourdan – France 3

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In football there is Euro 2024 which is being prepared with Kylian Mbappé as captain, but there is also the World Cup for the “grandmothers of football”. A women’s team in their fifties and over who are about to leave for South Africa for this competition.

It’s been the same ritual for two months. Every Thursday after her work, Audrey, 52, prepares her dress to go play soccer. “Running a bit, stretching, it’s technical but also fun, so it feels great and feels good”, he rejoices. After an hour’s journey, he finds Patricia, her coach, in Saint-Just-en-Chaleyssin (Isère) but also Marie-Claire and other players of a club, for their weekly session.

The World Cup in sight

“When I told my nephew I was going to an international soccer tournament, he opened his eyes like that. It’s great, now he tells all his friends about it”, testifies Marie-Claire Jaguet, 65 years old. Participating in the first ever Grannies World Cup later this month in South Africa is indeed their goal for the season. They will fly away feeling like they have achieved a first victory over prejudice.

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