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 Francis Smerecki
Captain TBD
Most caps Cédric Bakambu
Gueïda Fofana
Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (17)
Top scorer David Trezeguet (12)
FIFA code FRA
First colours
Second 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[edit]

FIFA World Youth Championship/U-20 World Cup Record[edit]

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
Total 1 title 27 14 6 7 50 36

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  • The following players were called up to the squad for the friendly matches against Czech Republic to be played on 7 and 9 October 2014.[1]

Caps and goals are as current as the squad's after the match against Brazil on 1 June 2014. 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 Mouez Hassen (1995-03-05) 5 March 1995 (age 19) 1 0 France Nice
1GK Louis Souchaud (1995-09-10) 10 September 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Châteauroux
2DF Jean-Charles Castelletto (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Auxerre
2DF Dimitri Cavaré (1995-02-05) 5 February 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Lens
2DF Yarouba Cissako (1995-01-08) 8 January 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Belgium Zulte Waregem
2DF Guillaume Cros (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Sochaux
2DF Raphaël Diarra (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France AS Monaco
2DF Clément Lenglet (1995-06-17) 17 June 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Nancy
2DF Stéphane Sparagna (1995-02-17) 17 February 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Marseille
3MF Adrien Rabiot (1995-04-03) 3 April 1995 (age 19) 5 0 France Paris Saint-Germain
3MF Jessy Bénet (1995-06-24) 24 June 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Dijon
3MF Yann Bodiger (1995-02-09) 9 February 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Toulouse
3MF Marco Ilaimaharitra (1995-07-26) 26 July 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Sochaux
3MF Younès Kaabouni (1995-05-23) 23 May 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Bordeaux
3MF Thomas Lemar (1995-11-12) 12 November 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Caen
3MF Rémi Walter (1995-04-26) 26 April 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Nancy
4FW Wesley Saïd (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 19) 5 0 France Laval
4FW François-Xavier Fumu Tamuzo (1995-04-03) 3 April 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Auxerre
4FW Corentin Jean (1995-07-15) 15 July 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Troyes
4FW Georges-Kévin N'Koudou (1995-02-13) 13 February 1995 (age 19) 0 0 France Nantes

Recent callups[edit]

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 Mike Maignan (1995-07-03) 3 July 1995 (age 19) 1 0 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Ukraine, 5 March 2014
MF Anthony de Freitas (1995-05-10) 10 May 1995 (age 19) 2 0 France AS Monaco 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie
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[edit]

Results[edit]

Four Nations Tournament

Friendly

2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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

Coaching staff[edit]

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

References[edit]

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