France national under-20 football team
|Nickname(s)||Les Bleuets (The Little Blues) |
Les Tricolores (The Tri-colours)
|Association||French Football Federation|
|Head coach||Philippe Montanier|
| Spain 2–1 France |
(Radès, Tunisia; 28 June 1977)
| France 5–0 Iraq |
(Paris, France; 18 June 2011)
| Colombia 4–1 France |
(Bogota, Colombia; 30 July 2011)
|FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|Appearances||7 (first in 1977)|
|Best result||Champions: 2013|
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 were the world champions, winning 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.
FIFA World Youth Championship/U-20 World Cup Record
|1979||Did not qualify|
|1999||Did not qualify|
|2003||Did not qualify|
|2015||Did not qualify|
|2017||Round of 16||4||3||0||1||10||2|
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||Maxence Prévot||9 April 1997||1||0||Sochaux||v. Netherlands, 14 November 2016|
|DF||Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel||13 June 1998||0||0||Saint-Étienne||2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup INJ|
|DF||Nordi Mukiele||1 November 1997||6||0||Montpellier||v. Portugal, 28 March 2017|
|DF||Romain Perraud||22 September 1997||3||0||Nice||v. Portugal, 28 March 2017|
|DF||Joris Gnagnon||13 January 1997||2||0||Rennes||v. Portugal, 28 March 2017|
|DF||Theo Hernandez||6 October 1997||3||1||Real Madrid||v. Senegal, 23 March 2017 INJ|
|DF||Jordy Gaspar||23 April 1997||1||0||Cercle Brugge||v. Netherlands, 14 November 2016|
|DF||Sylvain Deslandes||25 April 1997||1||0||Wolverhampton Wanderers||v. Japan, 3 September 2016|
|DF||Clément Michelin||11 May 1997||1||0||Toulouse||v. Japan, 3 September 2016|
|MF||Jérémy Gelin||24 April 1997||6||0||Rennes||v. Portugal, 28 March 2017|
|MF||Maxime Lopez||4 December 1997||3||0||Marseille||v. Portugal, 28 March 2017|
|MF||Ibrahima Sissoko||27 October 1997||3||0||Brest||v. Senegal, 23 March 2017 INJ|
|MF||Vincent Marcel||9 April 1997||2||0||Nice||v. Japan, 3 September 2016|
|FW||Irvin Cardona||8 August 1997||7||2||Cercle Brugge||v. Portugal, 28 March 2017|
|FW||Florian Ayé||19 January 1997||3||0||Auxerre||v. Netherlands, 14 November 2016|
- 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.
||2001 FIFA World Youth Championship squads – France]]
- Champions: 2013
- Champions (12): 1977, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2015
- Finalists (14): 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016
- "Mondial U20 : la liste dévoilée". fff.fr. Vincent Orsini. 2017-05-08.
- "Faitout Maouassa arrivera lundi matin en Corée du Sud" [Faitout Maouassa to arrive in South Korea on Monday] (in French). lequipe.fr. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017.