France’s Amandine Henry ruled out of World Cup due to calf injury


France midfielder Amandine Henry will miss the Women’s World Cup because of a calf injury.

Defender Aïssatou Tounkara was summoned on Friday to join the 23-women France squad as a replacement.

The French Football Federation said Henry underwent medical tests that revealed a muscle lesion in her left calf.

The World Cup, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, kicks off on July 20.


Tounkara, a reserve player in Herve Renard’s squad, had not left her teammates and traveled to Ireland this week for a warmup game.

France will leave for Australia on Saturday.

Reporting by The Associated Press.

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