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Lyon players dominate French squad
by Paul Kennedy, June 15th, 2011 4:29PM

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[WOMEN'S WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN] French giant Lyon has yet to win the UEFA Champions League, but its women's team won the UEFA women's club title for the first time last month with an impressive performance in the final against Turbine Potsdam of Germany and it dominates the French squad for the Women's World Cup with 10 players in the 21-woman roster, including three with U.S. ties.

Defender Sonia Bompastor and midfielder Camille Abily starred in WPS in 2009 and 2010, and defender Laura Georges was an all-American at Boston College.

They all started for Lyon in its 2-0 win over Turbine Potsdam in the final at Fulham's Craven Cottage in London.

The Bleues are in one of the toughest groups, however. They will play host Germany, Concacaf champion Canada and African champion Nigeria.

France Roster:
Goalkeepers: Celine Deville (Montpellier), Laetitia Philippe (Montpellier), Berangere Sapowicz (Paris SG).
Defenders: Sonia Bompastor (Lyon), Corine Franco (Lyon), Laura Georges (Lyon), Laure Lepailleur (Paris SG), Ophelie Meilleroux (Montpellier), Wendie Renard (Lyon), Sabrina Viguier (Lyon).
Midfielders: Camille Abily (Lyon), Laure Boulleau (Paris SG), Elise Bussaglia (Paris SG), Louisa Necib (Lyon), Caroline Pizzala (Paris SG), Sandrine Soubeyrand (Juvisy).
Forwards: Sandrine Bretigny (Lyon), Marie-Laure Delie (Montpellier), Eugenie Le Sommer (Lyon), Gaetane Thiney (Juvisy), Elodie Thomis (Lyon).



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