France national under-17 football team
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|Association||French Football Federation|
|Head coach||Lionel Rouxel|
|FIFA U-17 World Cup|
|Appearances||6 (first in 1987)|
|Best result||Champions: 2001|
|Appearances||11 (first in 2002)|
|Best result||Champions: 2004, 2015|
The France national under-17 - 16 football team is the national under-17 - 16 football team of France who will be playing in the UEFA European Championship this year or next year and is controlled by the French Football Federation. The team competes in the annual UEFA European Under-17 Championship and the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which is held every two years. The under-17 team also participates in local and international friendly tournaments, such as the Montaigu Tournament and the Toto Cup, which is held in Austria.
France have won the FIFA U-17 World Cup once in 2001. However, of the 18 players that played on the championship-winning team, only one of them has played in the senior team of France; Florent Sinama-Pongolle. Several players on the team, such as Hassan Yebda, Mourad Meghni, Chaouki Ben Saada, and Emerse Faé have played for other national teams for which they were eligible. The under-17 team has also won the UEFA European Under-17 Championship twice, in 2004 and 2015. The championship-winning team began a new generation for the senior national team as it was composed of several players who have established themselves as French internationals. Samir Nasri, Karim Benzema, Jérémy Menez, and Hatem Ben Arfa have all gone on the represent the senior team and participate in a major international tournament for France.
The 2012–13 international under-17 campaign began in August 2012 and will end following the conclusion of the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup if France qualifies for the competition. 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 Federration, Gonfalone had domestic coaching tenures at SC Abbeville and ES Viry-Châtillon. The current captain of the team is Nice attacker Neal Maupay.
Head coach: Lionel Rouxel
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Yahia Fofana||21 August 2000 (aged 17)||4||0||Le Havre|
|2||DF||Vincent Collet||23 March 2000 (aged 17)||19||0||Metz|
|3||DF||Andy Pelmard||12 March 2000 (aged 17)||9||0||Nice|
|4||DF||Oumar Solet||7 February 2000 (aged 17)||2||0||Laval|
|5||DF||William Bianda||30 April 2000 (aged 17)||16||0||Lens|
|6||MF||Claudio Gomes (captain)||23 July 2000 (aged 17)||19||0||Paris Saint-Germain|
|7||FW||Yacine Adli||29 July 2000 (aged 17)||16||0||Paris Saint-Germain|
|8||MF||Aurélien Tchouameni||27 January 2000 (aged 17)||17||0||Bordeaux|
|9||FW||Amine Gouiri||16 February 2000 (aged 17)||13||0||Lyon|
|10||MF||Maxence Caqueret||15 February 2000 (aged 17)||18||0||Lyon|
|11||FW||Willem Geubbels||16 August 2001 (aged 16)||9||0||Lyon|
|12||FW||Alan Kerouedan||12 January 2000 (aged 17)||16||0||Rennes|
|13||FW||Wilson Isidor||27 August 2000 (aged 17)||9||0||Rennes|
|14||FW||Alexis Flips||18 January 2000 (aged 17)||11||0||Lille|
|15||MF||Mathis Picouleau||8 May 2000 (aged 17)||13||0||Rennes|
|16||GK||Brian Bernard||5 May 2000 (aged 17)||1||0||Lens|
|17||DF||Batista Mendy||12 January 2000 (aged 17)||9||0||Nantes|
|18||FW||Lenny Pintor||5 August 2000 (aged 17)||0||0||Brest|
|19||DF||Maxence Lacroix||6 April 2000 (aged 17)||7||0||Sochaux|
|20||DF||Melvin Bard||6 November 2000 (aged 16)||2||0||Lyon|
|21||GK||Illan Meslier||2 March 2000 (aged 17)||0||0||Lorient|
2013 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship First Round qualification
|24 September 2012||France||3 – 1||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium, Sarajevo|
|15:00 CET||Cornet 15'
|Report||Radovac 32'||Referee: Aleksandr Gauzer (Kazakhstan)
|26 September 2012||Slovenia||1 – 0||France||Gradski SRC Slavija Stadium, Sarajevo|
|15:00 CET||Ožbolt 42' (pen.)||Report||Referee: Aleksandr Gauzer (Kazakhstan)
|29 September 2012||France||2 – 2||Greece||Gradski SRC Slavija Stadium, Sarajevo|
|15:00 CET||Pereira de Sa 49'
|Referee: Eiko Saar (Estonia)
|30 October 2012||France||1 – 0||Romania||Stade Saint-Jean, Anglet|
|18:00 CET||Tounkara 43'||Report|
|1 November 2012||France||2 – 0||Romania||Complexe Sportif de Lons, Lons|
|15:00 CET||Cornet 53', 61'||Report|
|29 January 2013||Israel||0 – 2||France||National Complex Kibbutz Shefayim, Shefayim|
|15:00 CET||Report||Cornet 56'
Mzé Ali 78'
|31 January 2013||Israel||0 – 3||France||National Complex Kibbutz Shefayim, Shefayim|
|11:00 CET||Report||Maupay 21', 34'
2013 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship Elite Round qualification
|21 March 2013||Belgium||1 – 4||France||SC Hrvatskih Vitezova, Gradski Stadion, Dugopolje|
|15:00 CET||Schrijvers 64'||Report||Maupay 12', 33'
|23 March 2013||Croatia||1 – 0||France||SC Hrvatskih Vitezova, Gradski Stadion, Dugopolje|
|15:00 CET||Coulibaly 7csc'||Report|
|26 March 2013||France||3 – 2||Spain||SC Hrvatskih Vitezova, Gradski Stadion, Dugopolje|
|15:00 CET||Coulibaly 10'
Last updated: 26 March 2013
Source: Federation U-17 Schedule
- For single-match results of the under-17 national team, see French football single-season articles.
FIFA U-17 World Cup record
UEFA U-17 European Championship record
- *Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shoot-out.
- **Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won. Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.
- As of 29 July 2010
|Assistant manager||Yann Kervella||French|
|Goalkeeper coach||Gilles Fouache||French|
|Medical Doctor||Jean-Pierre Blaquart||French|
|Delegation Chief||Jean-Pierre Dubedat||French|
- Champions (1): 2001
- Champions (3): 2009, 1999, 1992
- "La france au mondial u17 avec geubbels et isidor" (in French). 2017-09-21. Retrieved 2017-09-21.
- Official site (in French)