France national under-19 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 Patrick Gonfalone
Captain Olivier Kemen
FIFA code FRA
First colours
Second colours

The France national under-19 football team is the national under-19 football team of France and is controlled by the French Football Federation. The team competes in the annual UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. They were the 2010 champions of the competition having won on home soil. The under-19 team also contests the qualification matches needed to play in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, though the competition is classified as an under-20 tournament.

France have won the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship twice in 2005 and 2010. In 2005, striker Abdoulaye Baldé was awarded the Golden Player award.[1] However, of the twenty-one players that played on the 2005 championship-winning team, only three of them have played in the senior team of France; goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and midfielders Abou Diaby and Yoann Gourcuff. Two players, Djamel Abdoun and Moussa Sow, have played for other national teams for which they were eligible. In 2010, the team was crowned champions on home soil after defeating Spain 2–1 in the final in Caen. Gaël Kakuta was named the tournament's Golden Player.[2]

The 2012–13 international under-19 campaign will begin in August 2012 and will end following the conclusion of the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. The current under-19 team is coached by Patrick Gonfalone, a former football player, notably with Angers, Auxerre and Le Havre. Prior to coaching for the French Football Federation, he had domestic coaching tenures at SC Abbeville, Viry Châtillon. To the 2009-2014 seasons, Gonfalone coached the under-16 and the under-17 french team. The current captain of the team is Newcastle Milfieder Olivier Kemen.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Caps and goals as of 13 October 2014, after the team's match against Bosnie Herzergovina. Please note some of these players play for their club's reserve team.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Florian Escales (1996-02-03) 3 February 1996 (age 18) 3 0 France Marseille
16 1GK Dorian Grange (1996-05-10) 10 May 1996 (age 18) 3 0 France Lyon
2 2DF Angelo Fulgini (1996-08-20) 20 August 1996 (age 18) 6 0 France Valenciennes
3 2DF Nicolas Senzemba (1996-03-25) 25 March 1996 (age 18) 6 0 France Sochaux
4 2DF Lucas Toussaint (1996-03-29) 29 March 1996 (age 18) 3 0 France Metz
5 2DF Abdou Diallo (1996-05-04) 4 May 1996 (age 18) 6 1 France Monaco
12 2DF Lucas Hernández (1996-02-14) 14 February 1996 (age 18) 3 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
17 2DF Hervé Mombela (1996-02-18) 18 February 1996 (age 18) 2 0 France Le Havre
6 3MF Olivier Ntcham (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 (age 18) 5 0 England Manchester City
7 3MF Maxwel Cornet (1996-09-27) 27 September 1996 (age 18) 8 5 France Metz
8 3MF Roli Pereira de Sa (1996-12-10) 10 December 1996 (age 17) 2 0 France Paris Saint-Germain
10 3MF Lyes Houri (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 18) 4 0 France Valenciennes
13 3MF Alexis Blin (1996-09-16) 16 September 1996 (age 18) 6 1 France Toulouse
15 3MF Olivier Kemen (1996-07-20) 20 July 1996 (age 18) 3 1 England Newcastle United
9 4FW Moussa Dembélé (1996-07-12) 12 July 1996 (age 18) 6 3 England Fulham
11 4FW Neal Maupay (1996-08-14) 14 August 1996 (age 18) 6 4 France Nice
14 4FW Michel Araai (1996-04-29) 29 April 1996 (age 18) 2 0 France Marseille
18 4FW Ulrich N'Nomo (1996-02-28) 28 February 1996 (age 18) 2 2 France Châteauroux

Recent callups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the France under-19 squad and remain eligible:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
MF Kingsley Coman (1996-06-13) 13 June 1996 (age 18) 2 0 Italy Juventus v.  Germany, 16 November 2013

Previous squads[edit]

Results[edit]

Friendly

2014 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship First Round qualification

Coaching staff[edit]

As of 26 Aout 2014
Position Name Nationality
Manager Patrick Gonfalone  French
Assistant manager Bertrand Delas  French
Goalkeeper coach Jean Marc Rodolphe  French
Doctor François Brochet  French
Kinesiotherapy Guy Puravet  French
Delegation Chief Thierry Mercier  French

Competitive record[edit]

For single-match results of the under-19 national team, see French football single-season articles.
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won. Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Honours[edit]

Champions (2): 2010, 2005
Semi-Finalists (3): 2012, 2009, 2007
    • Under-18 era, 1957–2001
Champions (4): 2000, 1997, 1996, 1983
Finalists (2): 1968

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005: Abdoulaye Balde". Union of European Football Associations. 1 April 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "2010: Gaël Kakuta". Union of European Football Associations. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Dernière sélection". French Football Federation (in French). 

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