France national under-20 football team
|Nickname(s)||Les Bleuets (The Little Blues)
Les Tricolores (The Tri-colours)
|Association||French Football Federation|
|Head coach||Francis Smerecki|
|Most caps||Cédric Bakambu
Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (17)
|Top scorer||David Trezeguet (12)|
| Spain 2 – 1 France
(Radès, Tunisia; 28 June 1977)
| France 5 – 0 Iraq
(Paris, France; 18 June 2011) source?
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.
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|
Caps and goals are as current as the squad's after the match against Qatar on 30 March 2015. Please note some of these players play for their club's reserve team.
The following players have also been called up to the France under-20 squad and remain eligible:
- 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.
Four Nations Tournament
|7 September 2012||China PR||0 – 0||France||Qinhuangdao Stadium, Qinhuangdao|
|9 September 2012||France||3 – 1||North Korea||Qinhuangdao Stadium, Qinhuangdao|
|10:00 CET||Plea 47', 69'
|11 September 2012||France||3 – 1||Mexico||Qinhuangdao Stadium, Qinhuangdao|
|10:00 CET||Ngando 35'
|13 November 2012||France||2 – 1||Ukraine||TBD, Mont-de-Marsan|
|21 June 2013||France||3 – 1||Ghana||Ali Sami Yen Arena, Istanbul|
|18:00 [UTC+03:00]||Kondogbia 65'
|||Boakye 85'||Attendance: 4,133
Referee: Wilmar Roldán
Last updated: 23 October 2012
Source: French Football Federation U-20 Schedule
- As of 5 March 2014
|Assistant manager||Olivier Meurillon||French|
|Goalkeeper coach||Pascal Rohn||French|
|Delegation Chief||Michel Tronson||French|