The FFF executive committee would have decided to move from 12 to 10 teams for the 2021-2022 season in women’s D1. An aberration for the Lyonnaise Ada Hegerberg.
A squeeze before an extension? As explained recently by RMC Sport, the FFF is considering a reorganization of the women’s championships for the 2022-2023 season, with a completely professional D1 which would increase to 14 teams, instead of 12 today.
But before that, the first division should first … lose two formations. According to L’Equipe and Le Dauphiné, only ten clubs will in fact participate in the women’s D1 championship next season. The season of D2 having been stopped, no formation will go up in the elite this summer. This will not prevent the last two of D1 (probably Le Havre, and Issy or Soyaux) from being relegated.
“You might as well have a small tournament one weekend in May if we disturb the FFF”
Why? Hard to say. Still, the news particularly pissed off Lyonnaise Ada Hegerberg (25). “It’s a shame, tackled the Norwegian striker on Twitter. The World Cup in France was just an illusion. You might as well have a small tournament next weekend in May if we disturb the FFF.” And to conclude with irony by mentioning Brigitte Henriques, deputy vice-president of the FFF and member of the executive board of the CNOSF: “Bravo to all.”
Arrived in Lyon in 2014, elected Golden Ball in 2018, Hegerberg has played more than 100 matches in D1. However, it has not appeared in the field since January 2020, because of a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee, then a fracture of the left tibia. The Norwegian is linked to the Rhone club until 2024.