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 Ludovic Batelli
Captain Paul Pogba
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 have been called up to participate in the 2014 Toulon Tournament to be held between 21 May and 1 June 2014.

Caps and goals are as current as the squad's after 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
1 1GK Paul Nardi (1994-05-18) 18 May 1994 (age 20) 6 0 France Nancy
16 1GK Mouez Hassen (1995-03-05) 5 March 1995 (age 19) 1 0 France Nice
2 2DF Jordan Ikoko (1994-02-03) 3 February 1994 (age 20) 8 1 France Créteil
3 2DF Mouhamadou-Naby Sarr (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 (age 20) 12 1 France Lyon
4 2DF Antoine Conte (1994-01-29) 29 January 1994 (age 20) 7 0 France Reims
5 2DF Mory Koné (1994-01-21) 21 January 1994 (age 20) 5 0 Italy Crotone
6 2DF Théo Pellenard (1994-03-04) 4 March 1994 (age 20) 2 0 France Bordeaux
12 2DF Jordan Amavi (1994-03-09) 9 March 1994 (age 20) 7 0 France Nice
17 2DF Steven Moreira (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 19) 3 0 France Rennes
8 3MF Adrien Rabiot (1995-04-03) 3 April 1995 (age 19) 5 0 France Paris Saint-Germain
11 3MF Rafidine Abdullah (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 20) 8 1 France Lorient
14 3MF Tiemoué Bakayoko (1994-08-17) 17 August 1994 (age 19) 4 0 France Rennes
15 3MF Adrien Hunou (1994-01-19) 19 January 1994 (age 20) 8 1 France Rennes
19 3MF Benjamin Bourigeaud (1994-01-14) 14 January 1994 (age 20) 3 0 France Lens
7 4FW Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (1993-05-01) 1 May 1993 (age 21) 17 8 France Valenciennes
9 4FW Hadi Sacko (1994-03-24) 24 March 1994 (age 20) 11 2 France Le Havre
10 4FW Lenny Nangis (1994-03-24) 24 March 1994 (age 20) 11 2 France Caen
13 4FW Sébastien Haller (1993-01-27) 27 January 1993 (age 21) 8 2 France Auxerre
18 4FW Gaëtan Laborde (1994-05-03) 3 May 1994 (age 20) 5 0 France Red Star
20 4FW Wesley Saïd (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 19) 5 0 France Rennes

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) 1 0 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Ukraine, 5 March 2014
GK Quentin Beunardeau (1994-02-27) 27 February 1994 (age 20) 3 0 France Nancy v.  Denmark, 13 October 2013
GK Julien Fabri (1994-02-05) 5 February 1994 (age 20) 1 0 France Marseille 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie
DF Raphaël Calvet (1994-02-07) 7 February 1994 (age 20) 4 0 England Brentford v.  Ukraine, 5 March 2014
DF Lucas Rougeaux (1994-03-10) 10 March 1994 (age 20) 3 0 France Nice v.  Ukraine, 5 March 2014
DF Pierre Bourdin (1994-01-06) 6 January 1994 (age 20) 5 0 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Denmark, 13 October 2013
DF Modou Diagne (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 20) 1 0 France Nancy v.  Denmark, 13 October 2013
DF Cédric Hountondji (1994-01-19) 19 January 1994 (age 20) 0 0 France Rennes v.  Denmark, 11 October 2013 U21
DF Aymeric Laporte (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Spain Athletic Bilbao v.  Denmark, 11 October 2013
DF Damien Dussaut (1994-11-08) 8 November 1994 (age 19) 1 0 France Valenciennes 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie
DF Rhys Ewagnignon (1994-03-08) 8 March 1994 (age 20) 1 0 France Nice 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie
MF Corentin Tolisso (1994-08-03) 3 August 1994 (age 19) 3 0 France Lyon 2014 Toulon TournamentINJ
MF Larry Azouni (1994-03-23) 23 March 1994 (age 20) 2 1 France Lorient v.  Ukraine, 5 March 2014
MF Souahilo Meïté (1994-03-17) 17 March 1994 (age 20) 2 1 France Lille v.  Ukraine, 5 March 2014
MF Bryan Constant (1994-03-27) 27 March 1994 (age 20) 0 0 France Nice v.  Denmark, 13 October 2013
MF Julien Leghait (1994-03-23) 23 March 1994 (age 20) 5 0 France Lens v.  Denmark, 13 October 2013
MF Abdallah Yaisien (1994-04-23) 23 April 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Italy Trapani Calcio v.  Denmark, 13 October 2013
MF Romain Davigny (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 (age 20) 2 0 France Sochaux 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie
MF Anthony de Freitas (1995-05-10) 10 May 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Monaco Monaco 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie
MF Valentin Lavigne (1994-03-08) 8 March 1994 (age 20) 2 0 France Lorient 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie
MF Abdoulaye Touré (1994-03-03) 3 March 1994 (age 20) 3 0 France Nantes 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie
FW Opa Nguette (1994-07-08) 8 July 1994 (age 20) 3 1 France Valenciennes 2014 Toulon TournamentINJ
FW Jimmy Cabot (1994-04-18) 18 April 1994 (age 20) 0 0 France Troyes 2014 Toulon TournamentINJ
FW Charly Dutournier (1994-05-15) 15 May 1994 (age 20) 2 2 France Tours 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie
FW Sylvio Ouassiero (1994-05-07) 7 May 1994 (age 20) 2 0 France Auxerre 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

External links[edit]