France captain Amandine Henry signs contract extension with Champions League winners Lyon

Midfielder Henry, 31, is one of the stars of women's football, winning six women's Champions Leagues over two spells with Lyon and playing 93 times for her country.

Agence France-Presse February 10, 2021 22:53:07 IST
France captain Amandine Henry signs contract extension with Champions League winners Lyon

File image of Amandine Henry. AFP

France captain Amandine Henry signed on Wednesday a two-year extension to her deal with Lyon which will keep her at the European champions until 2023.

Midfielder Henry, 31, is one of the stars of women's football, winning six women's Champions Leagues over two spells with Lyon and playing 93 times for her country.

She also won the National Women's Soccer League in the United States with the Portland Thorns.

Henry, who is currently out with a calf injury, caused a storm in France in November when she criticised Les Bleues coach Corinne Dacre.

She said the atmosphere in the squad at the 2019 World Cup, where the hosts lost to eventual champions the USA in the quarter-finals, was "total chaos" and added that "some of the girls don't dare speak out because they are afraid" of Diacre.

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