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 Francis Smerecki
Captain Raphaël Calvet
FIFA code FRA
First colours
Second colours
The France national under-19 football team (2013).

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 Francis Smerecki, a former football player, notably with Le Mans and Limoges. Prior to coaching for the French Football Federation, he had domestic coaching tenures at USL Dunkerque, En Avant de Guingamp, and AS Nancy. In the 2010–11 season, Smericki coached the under-19 team to victory at the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship and led the under-20 team to a fourth place finish at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The current captain of the team is Auxerre defender Raphaël Calvet.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  • The following players have been called to participate in a training camp in Clairefontaine in March 2014.[3]

Caps and goals are as current as the squad's previous match against Germany on 16 November 2013. Some of these players play for their club's reserve team.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Thomas Didillon (1995-11-28) 28 November 1995 (age 18) 4 0 France Metz
1GK Axel Kacou (1995-08-01) 1 August 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Saint-Étienne
2DF Clément Lenglet (1995-06-17) 17 June 1995 (age 19) 6 0 France Nancy
2DF Yarouba Cissako (1995-01-08) 8 January 1995 (age 19) 5 0 Monaco Monaco
2DF Louis N'Ganioni (1995-06-03) 3 June 1995 (age 19) 5 0 France Lyon
2DF Raphaël Diarra (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Monaco Monaco
2DF Lenda Vumbi (1995-07-13) 13 July 1995 (age 19) 2 0 France Tours
2DF Romaric N'Gouma (1995-01-28) 28 January 1995 (age 19) 1 0 France Lyon
2DF Alexis Busin (1995-09-07) 7 September 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Nancy
2DF Guillaume Cros (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Sochaux
3MF Thomas Lemar (1995-11-12) 12 November 1995 (age 18) 8 1 France Caen
3MF Marco Ilaimaharitra (1995-07-26) 26 July 1995 (age 19) 5 0 France Sochaux
3MF Pierre Lavenant (1995-08-03) 3 August 1995 (age 19) 2 0 France Lorient
3MF Jonathan Mexique (1995-03-10) 10 March 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Le Mans
3MF Enzo Zidane (1995-03-24) 24 March 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Spain Real Madrid
4FW Corentin Jean (1995-07-15) 15 July 1995 (age 19) 6 2 France Troyes
4FW Manuel Delgado (1995-04-09) 9 April 1995 (age 19) 5 2 France Toulouse
4FW Zakarie Labidi (1995-02-08) 8 February 1995 (age 19) 3 0 France Lyon
4FW Georges-Kévin N'Koudou (1995-01-13) 13 January 1995 (age 19) 2 0 France Nantes
4FW Driss Trichard (1995-03-27) 27 March 1995 (age 19) 2 1 France Toulouse

Recent callups[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Mike Maignan (1995-07-03) 3 July 1995 (age 19) 3 0 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Germany, 16 November 2013
GK Mouez Hassen (1995-03-05) 5 March 1995 (age 19) 2 0 France Nice v.  Belgium, 15 Ocotber 2013
DF Jean-Charles Castelletto (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 19) 2 0 France Auxerre v.  Germany, 16 November 2013
DF Pierre Ertel (1995-05-28) 28 May 1995 (age 19) 1 0 France Lyon v.  Germany, 16 November 2013
DF Gautier Lloris (1995-07-18) 18 July 1995 (age 19) 3 0 France Nice v.  Germany, 16 November 2013
DF Alassane Meba Diaby (1995-10-06) 6 October 1995 (age 18) 3 0 Monaco Monaco v.  Ukraine, 9 September 2013
DF Tom Viard (1995-03-10) 10 March 1995 (age 19) 3 0 France Lorient v.  Ukraine, 9 September 2013
MF Vincent Koziello (1995-10-28) 28 October 1995 (age 18) 1 0 France Nice v.  Germany, 16 November 2013
MF Rémi Walter (1995-04-26) 26 April 1995 (age 19) 5 0 France Nancy v.  Germany, 16 November 2013
MF Kingsley Coman (1996-06-13) 13 June 1996 (age 18) 2 0 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Germany, 16 November 2013
MF Wylan Cyprien (1995-01-28) 28 January 1995 (age 19) 3 0 France Lens v.  Belgium, 15 Ocotber 2013
MF Adrien Rabiot (1995-04-03) 3 April 1995 (age 19) 20 4 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Belgium, 15 Ocotber 2013
MF Jean-Philippe Gbamin (1995-09-25) 25 September 1995 (age 18) 9 1 France Lens v.  Belgium, 15 Ocotber 2013
MF Seko Fofana (1995-05-07) 7 May 1995 (age 19) 3 1 England Manchester City v.  Ukraine, 9 September 2013
MF Grégory Berthier (1995-11-11) 11 November 1995 (age 18) 3 0 France Auxerre v.  Ukraine, 9 September 2013
MF Younès Kaabouni (1995-05-23) 23 May 1995 (age 19) 3 0 France Bordeaux v.  Ukraine, 9 September 2013
FW Maxwel Cornet (1996-09-27) 27 September 1996 (age 17) 2 2 France Metz v.  Germany, 16 November 2013
FW Wesley Saïd (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 19) 6 0 France Rennes v.  Belgium, 15 Ocotber 2013
FW Nicolas Gavory (1995-02-16) 16 February 1995 (age 19) 1 0 France Auxerre v.  Belgium, 15 Ocotber 2013
FW Hervin Ongenda (1995-06-24) 24 June 1995 (age 19) 3 1 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Ukraine, 9 September 2013
FW Franck Koré (1995-05-16) 16 May 1995 (age 19) 2 0 France Tours v.  Ukraine, 9 September 2013
FW Maki Tall (1995-10-30) 30 October 1995 (age 18) 3 0 France Lille v.  Ukraine, 9 September 2013

Previous squads[edit]

Results[edit]

Friendly

2013 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship First Round qualification

Friendly

Last updated: 12 November 2012
Source: French Football Federation U-19 Schedule

Coaching staff[edit]

As of 4 September 2012
Position Name Nationality
Manager Francis Smerecki  French
Assistant manager Stéphane Pilard  French
Goalkeeper coach Gilles Fouache  French
Doctor Patrick Flamant  French
Kinesiotherapy Laurent Crouzal  French
Delegation Chief Jacques Geisselhardt  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" (in French). French Football Federation. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 

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