Corinne Diacre has been sacked as France Women’s coach, just five months before the Women’s World Cup.

The French Football Federation (FFF) explained that the break between players and management meant that the team had reached a “point of no return”.

A statement said the damage was “irreversible” and Diacre was sacked following an FFF board meeting this Thursday.

Pressure increased for FFF to make changes after some players from Les Bleues, including Captain Wendie Renard, Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto, withdrew from the team.

Speaking to TF1, Diani complained that “the girls can’t take it anymore”.

Diacre’s departure exacerbated a crisis in French football shortly after the head of the French Football Federation, Noël Le Graët, stepped down on a contract to run until 2024.

France, which ended a six-year spell ahead of their first game against Jamaica to kick off Diacre’s bid to win the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, is now looking for a new manager.

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