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France national under-20 football team

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 U-20
Nickname(s)Les Bleuets (The Little Blues)
Les Tricolores (The Tri-colours)
AssociationFrench Football Federation
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachBernard Diomède
FIFA codeFRA
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 2–1 France 
(Radès, Tunisia; 28 June 1977)
Biggest win
 France 5–0 Iraq 
(Paris, France; 18 June 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Colombia 4–1 France 
(Bogota, Colombia; 30 July 2011)
Records for competitive matches only.
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1977)
Best resultChampions: 2013

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.

Contents

Competitive RecordEdit

FIFA World Youth Championship/U-20 World Cup RecordEdit

Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
  1977 Group Stage 3 1 1 1 3 3
  1979 Did not qualify
  1981
  1983
  1985
  1987
  1989
  1991
  1993
  1995
  1997 Quarter-finals 5 3 1 1 10 8
  1999 Did not qualify
  2001 Quarter-finals 5 2 2 1 11 7
  2003 Did not qualify
  2005
  2007
  2009
  2011 Fourth Place 7 4 0 3 11 12
  2013 Champions 7 4 2 1 15 6
  2015 Did not qualify
  2017 Round of 16 4 3 0 1 10 2
  2019 Round of 16 4 3 0 1 9 5
Total 1 title 35 20 6 9 69 43

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

For the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, players born on or after 1 January 1999 are eligible to participate.

The following players were named in the squad for the friendlies against Argentina, the United States, and South Korea on 20, 22, and 25 March 2019.

Note: Names in italics denote players who have been capped by France in a higher age group.

Caps and goals as of 22 March 2019, after the team's match against United States.[1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Illan Meslier (2000-03-01) 1 March 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Lorient
16 1GK Didier Desprez (1999-03-12) 12 March 1999 (age 20) 2 0   JA Drancy

2 2DF William Saliba (2001-03-24) 24 March 2001 (age 18) 1 0   Saint-Étienne
3 2DF Mahamadou Dembélé (1999-04-10) 10 April 1999 (age 20) 4 0   Fortuna Sittard
4 2DF Boubacar Kamara (1999-11-23) 23 November 1999 (age 19) 3 0   Marseille
5 2DF Dan-Axel Zagadou (1999-06-03) 3 June 1999 (age 20) 3 1   Borussia Dortmund
6 2DF Jean-Clair Todibo (1999-12-30) 30 December 1999 (age 19) 4 0   Barcelona
12 2DF Sambou Sissoko (1999-04-27) 27 April 1999 (age 20) 4 0   Reims
13 2DF Nicolas Cozza (1999-01-08) 8 January 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Montpellier
14 2DF Thomas Basila (1999-04-30) 30 April 1999 (age 20) 4 0   Nantes
15 2DF Sikou Niakaté (1999-07-10) 10 July 1999 (age 19) 1 0   Valenciennes

8 3MF Mickaël Cuisance (1999-08-16) 16 August 1999 (age 19) 6 0   Borussia Mönchengladbach
10 3MF Boubakary Soumaré (1999-02-26) 26 February 1999 (age 20) 5 0   Lille
18 3MF Youssouf Fofana (1999-01-10) 10 January 1999 (age 20) 4 0   Strasbourg
20 3MF Ibrahima Diallo (1999-03-08) 8 March 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Brest
22 3MF Enzo Loiodice (2000-11-27) 27 November 2000 (age 18) 4 0   Dijon
24 3MF Imran Louza (1999-05-01) 1 May 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Nantes

7 4FW Moussa Diaby (1999-07-07) 7 July 1999 (age 19) 5 3   Bayer Leverkusen
9 4FW Moussa Sylla (1999-11-25) 25 November 1999 (age 19) 2 0   Monaco
11 4FW Nabil Alioui (1999-02-17) 17 February 1999 (age 20) 2 2   Cercle Brugge
17 4FW Bryan Mbeumo (1999-08-07) 7 August 1999 (age 19) 3 0   Troyes
19 4FW Isaac Matondo (1999-03-23) 23 March 1999 (age 20) 6 0   Rennes
23 4FW Mounir Chouiar (1999-01-23) 23 January 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Lens

Recent callupsEdit

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 Alban Lafont (1999-01-23) 23 January 1999 (age 20) 5 0   Fiorentina v.   Argentina, 20 March 2019 INJ
GK Yehvann Diouf (1999-06-11) 11 June 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Troyes v.   Norway, 19 November 2018
GK Gaëtan Poussin (1999-01-13) 13 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Bordeaux v.   Montenegro, 6 September 2018

DF Evan N'Dicka (1999-08-20) 20 August 1999 (age 19) 5 0   Eintracht Frankfurt v.   Norway, 19 November 2018
DF Malang Sarr (1999-01-23) 23 January 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Nice v.   Norway, 19 November 2018
DF Stanley Nsoki (1999-04-09) 9 April 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Paris Saint-Germain v.   Serbia, 15 October 2018
DF Lilian Brassier (1999-11-02) 2 November 1999 (age 19) 3 0   Rennes v.   United States, 23 March 2018
DF Ismaël Aaneba (1999-05-29) 29 May 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Strasbourg v.   United States, 23 March 2018
DF Ibrahima Konaté (1999-05-25) 25 May 1999 (age 20) 1 0   RB Leipzig v.   United States, 23 March 2018

MF Hakim El Mokeddem (1999-02-15) 15 February 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Toulouse v.   Norway, 19 November 2018
MF Antoine Bernède (1999-05-26) 26 May 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Red Bull Salzburg v.   Serbia, 15 October 2018
MF Yacine Adli (2000-07-29) 29 July 2000 (age 18) 1 1   Bordeaux v.   Serbia, 15 October 2018
MF Rafik Guitane (1999-05-26) 26 May 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Rennes v.   Serbia, 15 October 2018
MF Matteo Guendouzi (1999-04-14) 14 April 1999 (age 20) 3 1   Arsenal v.   Serbia, 15 October 2018
MF Zaydou Youssouf (1999-07-11) 11 July 1999 (age 19) 3 0   Bordeaux v.   United States, 23 March 2018

FW Élie Youan (1999-04-07) 7 April 1999 (age 20) 4 1   Nantes v.   Norway, 19 November 2018
FW Myziane Maolida (1999-02-14) 14 February 1999 (age 20) 2 1   Nice v.   Norway, 19 November 2018
FW Lenny Pintor (2000-08-05) 5 August 2000 (age 18) 1 0   Lyon v.   Serbia, 15 October 2018
FW Yassin Fortuné (1999-01-30) 30 January 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Sion v.   United States, 23 March 2018
Notes
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.

Previous squadsEdit

HonoursEdit

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

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