Women's World Cup hosts France left out Paris Saint-Germain striker and league top scorer Marie-Antoinette Katoto from a 23-strong squad announced by coach Corinne Diacre on Thursday.
Diacre, who named her players live on the main TF1 television channel, said it had been a difficult but considered decision not to include the 20-year-old, who has scored 22 league goals.
Diacre's television appearance marked the first time ever a French Women's team head coach had gone live on French TV during the...
An understrength Australia suffered a 2-0 defeat against Women's World Cup hosts France in a friendly in Saint Etienne early on Saturday (AEST).
Veteran forward Eugenie Le Sommer scored goals at either end of the second half to ensure a deserved victory for the home side.
Missing rested headline names such as Sam Kerr, Alanna Kennedy, Lydia Williams and Emily van Egmond, the Matildas rode their luck at times to avoid a hefty defeat.
Australia went into the match having suffered just one loss in...
Phil Neville enjoyed a sensational start to life in charge of England Women courtesy of a 4-1 hammering of SheBelieves Cup holders France in Ohio.
The former Manchester United, Everton and England defender received criticism just hours after his appointment in January when historical tweets about women resurfaced.
But head coach Neville's reign on the pitch got up and running in emphatic fashion following goals from Toni Duggan, Jill Scott and Jodie Taylor inside 37 minutes.
Fran Kirby added a...