France national under-20 football team

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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)
 Brazil 3–0 France 
(Kuching, Malaysia; 17 June, 1997)
Records for competitive matches only.
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1977)
Best resultChampions: 2013

The France national under-20 football team (French: Équipe de France des moins de 20 ans de football) represents France in men's international football at this age level and is controlled by the French Football Federation.

Competitive Record[change | change source]

FIFA World Youth Championship/U-20 World Cup Record[change | change source]

Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Group Stage 3 1 1 1 3 3
Japan 1979 Did not qualify
Australia 1981
Mexico 1983
Soviet Union 1985
Chile 1987
Saudi Arabia 1989
Portugal 1991
Australia 1993
Qatar 1995
Malaysia 1997 Quarter-finals 5 3 1 1 10 8
Nigeria 1999 Did not qualify
Argentina 2001 Quarter-finals 5 2 2 1 11 7
United Arab Emirates 2003 Did not qualify
Netherlands 2005
Canada 2007
Egypt 2009
Colombia 2011 Fourth Place 7 4 0 3 11 12
Turkey 2013 Champions 7 4 2 1 15 6
New Zealand 2015 Did not qualify
South Korea 2017 Round of 16 4 3 0 1 10 2
Poland 2019 Round of 16 4 3 0 1 9 5
Indonesia 2021 Qualified
Total 1 title 35 20 6 9 69 43

Players[change | change source]

Current squad[change | change source]

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 22) 1 0 England Leeds United
16 1GK Didier Desprez (1999-03-12) 12 March 1999 (age 23) 2 0 France Drancy

2 2DF William Saliba (2001-03-24) 24 March 2001 (age 21) 1 0 England Arsenal
3 2DF Mahamadou Dembélé (1999-04-10) 10 April 1999 (age 23) 4 0 Netherlands Fortuna Sittard
4 2DF Boubacar Kamara (1999-11-23) 23 November 1999 (age 22) 3 0 France Marseille
5 2DF Dan-Axel Zagadou (1999-06-03) 3 June 1999 (age 23) 3 1 Germany Borussia Dortmund
6 2DF Jean-Clair Todibo (1999-12-30) 30 December 1999 (age 22) 4 0 Spain Barcelona
12 2DF Sambou Sissoko (1999-04-27) 27 April 1999 (age 23) 4 0 France Reims
13 2DF Nicolas Cozza (1999-01-08) 8 January 1999 (age 23) 2 0 France Montpellier
14 2DF Thomas Basila (1999-04-30) 30 April 1999 (age 23) 4 0 France Nantes
15 2DF Sikou Niakaté (1999-07-10) 10 July 1999 (age 23) 1 0 France Valenciennes

8 3MF Michaël Cuisance (1999-08-16) 16 August 1999 (age 23) 6 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
10 3MF Boubakary Soumaré (1999-02-26) 26 February 1999 (age 23) 5 0 France Lille
18 3MF Youssouf Fofana (1999-01-10) 10 January 1999 (age 23) 4 0 France Strasbourg
20 3MF Ibrahima Diallo (1999-03-08) 8 March 1999 (age 23) 2 0 France Brest
22 3MF Enzo Loiodice (2000-11-27) 27 November 2000 (age 21) 4 0 France Dijon
24 3MF Imran Louza (1999-05-01) 1 May 1999 (age 23) 1 0 France Nantes

7 4FW Moussa Diaby (1999-07-07) 7 July 1999 (age 23) 5 3 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
9 4FW Moussa Sylla (1999-11-25) 25 November 1999 (age 22) 2 0 Monaco Monaco
11 4FW Nabil Alioui (1999-02-17) 17 February 1999 (age 23) 2 2 Belgium Cercle Brugge
17 4FW Bryan Mbeumo (1999-08-07) 7 August 1999 (age 23) 3 0 France Troyes
19 4FW Isaac Matondo (1999-03-23) 23 March 1999 (age 23) 6 0 France Rennes
23 4FW Mounir Chouiar (1999-01-23) 23 January 1999 (age 23) 1 0 France Lens

Recent callups[change | change source]

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

DF Evan Ndicka (1999-08-20) 20 August 1999 (age 22) 5 0 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt v.  Norway, 19 November 2018
DF Malang Sarr (1999-01-23) 23 January 1999 (age 23) 2 0 France Nice v.  Norway, 19 November 2018
DF Stanley Nsoki (1999-04-09) 9 April 1999 (age 23) 1 0 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Serbia, 15 October 2018
DF Lilian Brassier (1999-11-02) 2 November 1999 (age 22) 3 0 France Rennes v.  United States, 23 March 2018
DF Ismaël Aaneba (1999-05-29) 29 May 1999 (age 23) 1 0 France Strasbourg v.  United States, 23 March 2018
DF Ibrahima Konaté (1999-05-25) 25 May 1999 (age 23) 1 0 Germany RB Leipzig v.  United States, 23 March 2018

MF Hakim El Mokeddem (1999-02-15) 15 February 1999 (age 23) 1 0 France Toulouse v.  Norway, 19 November 2018
MF Antoine Bernède (1999-05-26) 26 May 1999 (age 23) 2 0 Austria Red Bull Salzburg v.  Serbia, 15 October 2018
MF Yacine Adli (2000-07-29) 29 July 2000 (age 22) 1 1 France Bordeaux v.  Serbia, 15 October 2018
MF Rafik Guitane (1999-05-26) 26 May 1999 (age 23) 1 0 France Rennes v.  Serbia, 15 October 2018
MF Matteo Guendouzi (1999-04-14) 14 April 1999 (age 23) 3 1 England Arsenal v.  Serbia, 15 October 2018
MF Zaydou Youssouf (1999-07-11) 11 July 1999 (age 23) 3 0 France Bordeaux v.  United States, 23 March 2018

FW Élie Youan (1999-04-07) 7 April 1999 (age 23) 4 1 France Nantes v.  Norway, 19 November 2018
FW Myziane Maolida (1999-02-14) 14 February 1999 (age 23) 2 1 France Nice v.  Norway, 19 November 2018
FW Lenny Pintor (2000-08-05) 5 August 2000 (age 22) 1 0 France Lyon v.  Serbia, 15 October 2018
FW Yassin Fortuné (1999-01-30) 30 January 1999 (age 23) 1 0 Switzerland Sion v.  United States, 23 March 2018
Notes
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.

Previous squads[change | change source]

Honours[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 October 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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