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 Ludovic Batelli
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 Ludovic Batelli, a former football player, notably with Valenciennes and Lorient. Prior to coaching for the French Football Federation, he had domestic coaching tenures at Troyes and Amiens.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

On 6 July 2016, France named their squad for the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.[3]

Head coach: Ludovic Batelli

Caps and goals as of 24 July 2016 after the match against Italy.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Paul Bernardoni (1997-04-18) 18 April 1997 (age 19) 14 0 France Bordeaux
16 1GK Quentin Braat (1997-07-06) 6 July 1997 (age 19) 7 0 France Nantes

2 2DF Enock Kwateng (1997-04-09) 9 April 1997 (age 19) 16 0 France Nantes
3 2DF Olivier Boscagli (1997-11-18) 18 November 1997 (age 18) 16 1 France Nice
4 2DF Jérôme Onguéné (1997-12-22) 22 December 1997 (age 18) 16 2 France Sochaux
5 2DF Issa Diop (1997-01-09) 9 January 1997 (age 19) 20 3 France Toulouse
6 2DF Jérémy Gelin (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 19) 11 1 France Rennes
13 2DF Clément Michelin (1997-05-11) 11 May 1997 (age 19) 10 0 France Toulouse
15 2DF Faitout Maouassa (1998-07-06) 6 July 1998 (age 18) 4 0 France Nancy

8 3MF Lucas Tousart (1997-04-29) 29 April 1997 (age 19) 21 1 France Lyon
12 3MF Ludovic Blas (1997-12-31) 31 December 1997 (age 18) 11 6 France Guingamp
14 3MF Amine Harit (1997-06-18) 18 June 1997 (age 19) 12 0 France Nantes
17 3MF Denis Will Poha (1997-05-28) 28 May 1997 (age 19) 19 0 France Rennes
18 3MF Jeando Fuchs (1997-10-11) 11 October 1997 (age 18) 9 0 France Sochaux

7 4FW Jean-Kévin Augustin (1997-06-16) 16 June 1997 (age 19) 13 12 France Paris Saint-Germain
9 4FW Florian Ayé (1997-01-19) 19 January 1997 (age 19) 15 3 France Auxerre
10 4FW Marcus Thuram (1997-08-06) 6 August 1997 (age 18) 15 3 France Sochaux
11 4FW Kylian Mbappe (1998-12-20) 20 December 1998 (age 17) 8 7 France Monaco

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 Bingourou Kamara (1996-10-21) 21 October 1996 (age 19) 2 0 France Tours {{{latest}}}

DF Mouctar Diakhaby (1996-12-19) 19 December 1996 (age 19) 7 0 France Lyon {{{latest}}}
DF Angelo Fulgini (1996-08-20) 20 August 1996 (age 19) 11 0 France Valenciennes {{{latest}}}

MF Alexis Blin (1996-09-16) 16 September 1996 (age 19) 12 1 France Toulouse {{{latest}}}
MF Olivier Kemen (1996-07-20) 20 July 1996 (age 20) 10 1 France Marseille {{{latest}}}
MF Axel Prohouly (1997-06-30) 30 June 1997 (age 19) 0 0 France Queens Park Rangers {{{latest}}}

FW Maxwel Cornet (1996-09-27) 27 September 1996 (age 19) 14 8 France Lyon {{{latest}}}
FW Neal Maupay (1996-08-14) 14 August 1996 (age 19) 10 5 France Nice {{{latest}}}

Previous squads[edit]

UEFA U-19 European Championships squads

Results[edit]

Friendly

2015 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship First Round qualification

2015 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship Elite Round qualification

'2016 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship First Round qualification'

2016 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship Elite Round qualification

Coaching staff[edit]

As of 25 July 2016
Position Name Nationality
Manager Ludovic Batelli  French
Assistant manager Olivier Meurillon  French
Goalkeeper coach Pascal Rohn  French
Medical Doctor Jean-Michel Proville  French
Physiotherapist William Mouradian  French
Delegation Chief Michel Tronson  French

Competitive record[edit]

For single-match results of the under-19 national team, see French football single-season articles.

UEFA European U-19 Championship record[edit]

Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Norway 2002 Did not qualify
Liechtenstein 2003 Group Stage 3 0 2 1 4 6
Switzerland 2004 Did not qualify
Northern Ireland 2005 Champions 5 4 1 0 11 5
Poland 2006 Did not qualify
Austria 2007 Semi-Final 4 1 3 0 6 3
Czech Republic 2008 Did not qualify
Ukraine 2009 Semi-Final 4 1 2 1 4 5
France 2010 Champions 5 4 1 0 14 4
Romania 2011 Did not qualify
Estonia 2012 Semi-Final 4 2 1 1 8 5
Lithuania 2013 Runner-up 5 2 2 1 5 4
Hungary 2014 Did not qualify
Greece 2015 Semi-Final 4 3 0 1 6 3
Germany 2016 Champions 5 4 0 1 15 4
Total 3 titles 39 21 12 6 73 39
*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 (3): 2010, 2005, 2016
    • Under-18 era, 1957–2001
Champions (4): 2000, 1997, 1996, 1983
Finalists (2): 1968

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005: Abdoulaye Balde". Union of European Football Associations. 1 April 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "2010: Gaël Kakuta". Union of European Football Associations. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Euro U19 : Christopher Nkunku absent de la liste des Bleuets" (in French). L'équipe. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 

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