France national under-20 football team

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France
Nickname(s) Les Bleuets (The Little Blues)
Les Tricolores (The Tri-colours)
Association French Football Federation
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Philippe Montanier
Captain Lucas Tousart
Most caps Cédric Bakambu
Gueïda Fofana
Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (17)
Top scorer David Trezeguet (12)
FIFA code FRA
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
First international
 Spain 2 – 1 France 
(Radès, Tunisia; 28 June 1977)
Biggest win
 France 5 – 0 Iraq 
(Paris, France; 18 June 2011) source?
Biggest defeat

 Colombia 4 – 1 France 
(Bogota, Colombia; 30 July 2011)

Records for competitive matches only.

The France national under-20 football team represents France in association football at this age level and is controlled by the French Football Federation. Since there is no under-20 UEFA tournament, the team competes for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The under-20 team also participates in the Toulon Tournament, usually replacing the under-21 team, and in the football tournaments of the Mediterranean Games and the Jeux de la Francophonie.

France are the reigning world champions, having won the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The team reached the semifinals for the first time in their history in 2011, and they have also made it to the quarterfinals in two occasions, in 1997 and 2001. The current head coach is Pierre Mankowski and the captain of the team is Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

Competitive Record

FIFA World Youth Championship/U-20 World Cup Record

Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Group Stage 3 1 1 1 3 3
Japan 1979 Did Not Qualify
Australia 1981
Mexico 1983
Soviet Union 1985
Chile 1987
Saudi Arabia 1989
Portugal 1991
Australia 1993
Qatar 1995
Malaysia 1997 Quarter-Finals 5 3 1 1 10 8
Nigeria 1999 Did Not Qualify
Argentina 2001 Quarter-Finals 5 2 2 1 11 7
United Arab Emirates 2003 Did Not Qualify
Netherlands 2005
Canada 2007
Egypt 2009
Colombia 2011 Fourth Place 7 4 0 3 11 12
Turkey 2013 Champions 7 4 2 1 15 6
New Zealand 2015 Did Not Qualify
South Korea 2017 Round of 16 4 3 0 1 10 2
Total 1 title 31 17 6 8 60 38

Players

Current squad

The following players were named in the squad for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea.[1]
On 21 May, Faitout Maouassa replaced injured Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel.[2]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Paul Bernardoni (1997-04-18)18 April 1997 (aged 20) France Bordeaux
2 2DF Enock Kwateng (1997-04-09)9 April 1997 (aged 20) France Nantes
3 2DF Olivier Boscagli (1997-11-18)18 November 1997 (aged 19) France Nice
4 2DF Jérôme Onguéné (1997-12-22)22 December 1997 (aged 19) Germany VfB Stuttgart
5 2DF Issa Diop (1997-01-09)9 January 1997 (aged 20) France Toulouse
6 3MF Jeando Fuchs (1997-10-11)11 October 1997 (aged 19) France Sochaux
7 4FW Jean-Kévin Augustin (1997-06-16)16 June 1997 (aged 19) France Paris Saint-Germain
8 3MF Lucas Tousart (1997-04-29)29 April 1997 (aged 20) France Lyon
9 3MF Christopher Nkunku (1997-11-14)14 November 1997 (aged 19) France Paris Saint-Germain
10 4FW Allan Saint-Maximin (1997-03-12)12 March 1997 (aged 20) France Bastia
11 4FW Marcus Thuram (1997-08-06)6 August 1997 (aged 19) France Sochaux
12 4FW Ludovic Blas (1997-12-31)31 December 1997 (aged 19) France Guingamp
13 2DF Clément Michelin (1997-05-11)11 May 1997 (aged 20) France Toulouse
14 3MF Amine Harit (1997-06-18)18 June 1997 (aged 19) France Nantes
15 3MF Faitout Maouassa (1998-07-06)6 July 1998 (aged 18) France Rennes
16 1GK Quentin Braat (1997-07-06)6 July 1997 (aged 19) France Nantes
17 3MF Denis-Will Poha (1997-05-28)28 May 1997 (aged 19) France Rennes
18 3MF Ibrahima Sissoko (1997-10-27)27 October 1997 (aged 19) France Brest
19 2DF Yoan Severin (1997-01-24)24 January 1997 (aged 20) Belgium Zulte Waregem
20 4FW Martin Terrier (1997-03-04)4 March 1997 (aged 20) France Lille
21 1GK Alban Lafont (1999-01-23)23 January 1999 (aged 18) France Toulouse

Recent callups

The following players have also been called up to the France under-20 squad and remain eligible:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Maxence Prévot (1997-04-09) 9 April 1997 (age 20) 1 0 France Sochaux v.  Netherlands, 14 November 2016

DF Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel (1998-06-13) 13 June 1998 (age 19) 0 0 France Saint-Étienne 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup INJ
DF Nordi Mukiele (1997-11-01) 1 November 1997 (age 20) 6 0 France Montpellier v.  Portugal, 28 March 2017
DF Romain Perraud (1997-09-22) 22 September 1997 (age 20) 3 0 France Nice v.  Portugal, 28 March 2017
DF Joris Gnagnon (1997-01-13) 13 January 1997 (age 21) 2 0 France Rennes v.  Portugal, 28 March 2017
DF Theo Hernández (1997-10-06) 6 October 1997 (age 20) 3 1 Spain Real Madrid v.  Senegal, 23 March 2017 INJ
DF Jordy Gaspar (1997-04-23) 23 April 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Belgium Cercle Brugge v.  Netherlands, 14 November 2016
DF Sylvain Deslandes (1997-04-25) 25 April 1997 (age 20) 1 0 England Wolverhampton Wanderers v.  Japan, 3 September 2016
DF Clément Michelin (1997-05-11) 11 May 1997 (age 20) 1 0 France Toulouse v.  Japan, 3 September 2016

MF Jérémy Gelin (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 20) 6 0 France Rennes v.  Portugal, 28 March 2017
MF Maxime Lopez (1997-12-04) 4 December 1997 (age 20) 3 0 France Marseille v.  Portugal, 28 March 2017
MF Ibrahima Sissoko (1997-10-27) 27 October 1997 (age 20) 3 0 France Brest v.  Senegal, 23 March 2017 INJ
MF Vincent Marcel (1997-04-09) 9 April 1997 (age 20) 2 0 France Nice v.  Japan, 3 September 2016

FW Irvin Cardona (1997-08-08) 8 August 1997 (age 20) 7 2 Belgium Cercle Brugge v.  Portugal, 28 March 2017
FW Florian Ayé (1997-01-19) 19 January 1997 (age 21) 3 0 France Auxerre v.  Netherlands, 14 November 2016
Notes
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
  • U21 Player withdrew from the squad due to a call up to the under-21 team.

Previous squads

Results

Four Nations Tournament

Friendly

2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Last updated: 23 October 2012
Source: French Football Federation U-20 Schedule

Coaching staff

As of 5 March 2014
Position Name Nationality
Manager Ludovic Batelli  French
Assistant manager Olivier Meurillon  French
Goalkeeper coach Pascal Rohn  French
Medical Doctor Jean-Michel Proville  French
Physiotherapist Jean-Claude Trebosc  French
Delegation Chief Michel Tronson  French

Honours

Champions: 2013

References

  1. ^ "Mondial U20 : la liste dévoilée". fff.fr. Vincent Orsini. 2017-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Faitout Maouassa arrivera lundi matin en Corée du Sud" [Faitout Maouassa to arrive in South Korea on Monday] (in French). lequipe.fr. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 

External links

  • Official site
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