France national under-17 football team
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|Association||French Football Federation|
|Head coach||Bernard Diomède|
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 Football 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 Football 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.
- The following players have been called to participate in the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship
Head coach: Bernard Diomède
Caps and goals as of 12 May 2016 after the match against Sweden.
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Gaëtan Poussin||13 January 1999||8||0||Bordeaux|
|16||GK||Didier Desprez||13 March 1999||3||0||Lens|
|2||DF||Yann Valery||22 February 1999||7||0||Southampton|
|3||DF||Malang Sarr||23 January 1999||11||0||Nice|
|4||DF||Boubacar Kamara||23 November 1999||9||0||Marseille|
|5||DF||Dan Axel Zagadou||3 June 1999||10||0||Paris Saint-Germain|
|12||DF||Paul Fargeas||21 March 1999||8||0||Toulouse|
|13||DF||Loïc Bessile||19 February 1999||3||0||Toulouse|
|15||DF||Mahamadou Dembélé||10 April 1999||3||0||Paris Saint-Germain|
|6||MF||Aurélien Nguiamba||18 January 1999||9||1||Nancy|
|8||MF||Mickaël Cuisance||16 August 1999||13||1||Nancy|
|10||MF||Rafik Guitane||26 May 1999||12||1||Le Havre|
|11||MF||Antoine Bernede||26 May 1999||7||1||Paris Saint-Germain|
|17||MF||Raouf Mroivili||14 January 1999||9||0||Marseille|
|7||FW||Hakim El Mokeddem||15 February 1999||12||1||Toulouse|
|9||FW||Amine Karraoui||9 June 1999||4||3||Montpellier|
|14||FW||Yassin Fortune||30 January 1999||13||2||Arsenal|
|18||FW||Ervin Taha||14 March 1999||12||3||Bordeaux|
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Theo Louis||12 July 1999||2||0||Rennes||v. Austria, 3 April 2016|
|DF||Ibrahima Konate||25 May 1999||7||0||Sochaux||v. Austria, 3 April 2016|
|DF||Thomas Basila||30 April 1999||1||0||Nantes||v. Denmark, 10 February 2016|
|DF||Obite Evan Ndicka||20 August 1999||1||0||Auxerre||v. Denmark, 10 February 2016|
|DF||Lenny Vallier||24 April 1999||2||0||Reims||v. Denmark, 10 February 2016|
|MF||Yassine Benrahou||24 January 1999||1||0||Bordeaux||v. Denmark, 10 February 2016|
|MF||Hamza Rafia||2 April 1999||1||0||Lyon||v. Denmark, 10 February 2016|
|MF||Imad Faraj||11 February 1999||2||0||Lille||v. Denmark, 10 February 2016|
|MF||Paul Devarrewaere||19 February 1999||2||0||Lyon||v. Italy, 16 December 2015|
|FW||Myziane Maolida||14 February 1999||7||2||Lyon||v. Austria, 3 April 2016|
|FW||Yanis Ammour||21 May 1999||1||0||Montpellier||v. Denmark, 10 February 2016|
|FW||Lamine Ghezali||6 July 1999||1||0||Saint-Étienne||v. Italy, 16 December 2015|
|FW||Bryan Mbeumo||7 August 1999||1||0||Troyes||v. Italy, 16 December 2015|
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 shootout.
- **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
- Official site (French)