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 17 November 2014, after the team's match against Germany. Please note some of these players play for their club's reserve team.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Florian Escales (1996-02-03) 3 February 1996 (age 19) 5 0 France Marseille
1GK Bingourou Kamara (1996-10-21) 21 October 1996 (age 18) 0 0 France Tours
2DF Abdou Diallo (1996-05-04) 4 May 1996 (age 18) 9 1 France Monaco
2DF Angelo Fulgini (1996-08-20) 20 August 1996 (age 18) 8 0 France Valenciennes
2DF Lucas Hernández (1996-02-14) 14 February 1996 (age 19) 6 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
2DF Nicolas Senzemba (1996-03-25) 25 March 1996 (age 19) 5 0 France Sochaux
2DF Mouctar Diakhaby (1996-12-19) 19 December 1996 (age 18) 3 0 France Lyon
2DF Benjamin Pavard (1996-03-28) 28 March 1996 (age 19) 0 0 France Lille
3MF Maxwel Cornet (1996-09-27) 27 September 1996 (age 18) 11 7 France Lyon
3MF Alexis Blin (1996-09-16) 16 September 1996 (age 18) 9 1 France Toulouse
3MF Olivier Kemen (1996-07-20) 20 July 1996 (age 18) 6 1 England Newcastle United
3MF Samed Kılıç (1996-01-28) 28 January 1996 (age 19) 5 1 France Auxerre
3MF Lyes Houri (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 19) 4 0 France Bastia
3MF Kingsley Coman (1996-06-13) 13 June 1996 (age 18) 2 0 Italy Juventus
3MF Lucas Tousard (1996-04-29) 29 April 1996 (age 18) 0 0 France Valenciennes
4FW Neal Maupay (1996-08-14) 14 August 1996 (age 18) 6 4 France Nice
4FW Moussa Dembélé (1996-07-12) 12 July 1996 (age 18) 6 3 England Fulham
4FW Sehrou Guirassy (1996-03-12) 12 March 1996 (age 19) 3 1 France Laval

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
GK Dorian Grange (1996-05-10) 10 May 1996 (age 18) 4 0 France Lyon v.  Germany, 17 November 2014
DF Hervé Mombela (1996-02-18) 18 February 1996 (age 19) 3 0 France Le Havre v.  Germany, 17 November 2014
DF Moussa Niakhate (1996-03-08) 8 March 1996 (age 19) 3 0 France Valenciennes v.  Germany, 17 November 2014
DF Lucas Toussaint (1996-03-29) 29 March 1996 (age 19) 4 0 France Metz v.  Bosnia-Herzegovina, 13 October 2014
DF Yanis Si Mohammed (1996-05-31) 31 May 1996 (age 18) 2 0 France Lens v.  Belgium, 8 September 2014
MF Jérémie Boga (1997-01-03) 3 January 1997 (age 18) 3 0 England Chelsea v.  Germany, 17 November 2014
MF Maxime D'Arpino (1996-06-17) 17 June 1996 (age 18) 3 0 France Lyon v.  Germany, 17 November 2014
MF Eddy Lecygne (1996-08-06) 6 August 1996 (age 18) 3 0 England Stoke City v.  Germany, 17 November 2014
MF Olivier Ntcham (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 (age 19) 5 0 England Manchester City v.  Bosnia-Herzegovina, 13 October 2014
MF Roli Pereira de Sa (1996-12-10) 10 December 1996 (age 18) 2 0 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Bosnia-Herzegovina, 13 October 2014
MF Anthony Ribelin (1996-04-08) 8 April 1996 (age 18) 3 0 France Montpellier v.  Belgium, 8 September 2014
MF Christophe Rodrigues Silva (1996-04-08) 8 April 1996 (age 18) 2 0 France Lens v.  Belgium, 8 September 2014
FW Ulrich N'Nomo (1996-02-28) 28 February 1996 (age 19) 5 3 France Châteauroux v.  Germany, 17 November 2014
FW Maxime Do Couto Teixeira (1996-12-13) 13 December 1996 (age 18) 3 1 France Tours v.  Germany, 17 November 2014
FW Michel Araai (1996-04-29) 29 April 1996 (age 18) 3 0 France Marseille v.  Germany, 17 November 2014
FW James Edward Lea Siliki (1996-06-12) 12 June 1996 (age 18) 3 0 France Rennes v.  Germany, 17 November 2014
FW Franck Honorat (1996-08-11) 11 August 1996 (age 18) 3 0 France Nice v.  Belgium, 8 September 2014

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

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