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France Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Bleuets
(patterned after Les Bleus,
nickname for the senior team)
Espoirs
Association Fédération Française
de Football
Head coach France Eric Mombaerts
Captain Mamadou Sakho
Most caps Florent Sinama-Pongolle (37)
Top scorer Florent Sinama-Pongolle (11)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
U23: France France 0-0 Norway Norway}
Alès, November 11, 1970
U21: France France 1-1 Belgium Belgium
Amiens, September 3, 1976
Biggest win
France France 7-0 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Reims, November 16, 1985
Biggest defeat
England England 6-1 France France
Sheffield, February 28, 1984
Records for competitive
matches only.
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 8 (First in 1982)
Best result Winners 1988

The France national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of France and is controlled by the French Football Federation. The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years.

Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, the French Under-21 team was formed. The team has a good record - it has finished first, second, third and fourth in the competition on one occasion each.

Since the under-21 competition rules insist that players must be 21 or under at the start ot a two year competition, technically it is an U-23 competition. For this reason, France's record in the preceding U-23 competitions is also shown. France did not enter a team in the first two U-23 competitions, but reached the quarter finals in the third.

Contents

UEFA U-23 Championship Record

  • 1972: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1974: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1976: Losing quarter-finalists.

UEFA U-21 Championship Record

  • 1978: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1980: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1982: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1984: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1986: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1988: Winners.
  • 1990: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1992: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 1994: Losing semi-finalists. Finished fourth.
  • 1996: Losing semi-finalists. Finished third.
  • 1998: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2000: Did not qualify. Finished 1st of 5 in qualification group. Lost qualification play-off.
  • 2002: Runners-up.
  • 2004: Did not qualify. Finished 1st of 5 in qualification group. Lost qualification play-off.
  • 2006: Losing semi-finalists.
  • 2007: Did not qualify. Lost qualification play-off.
  • 2009: Did not qualify. Lost qualification play-off.

2011 UEFA European U-21 Qualification Group 8

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ukraine 5 3 2 0 8 3 +5 11
 France 5 3 2 0 8 3 +5 11
 Belgium 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 8
 Slovenia 6 2 0 4 4 8 –4 6
 Malta 5 0 0 5 0 7 –7 0
  Belgium France Malta Slovenia Ukraine
Belgium  0–0 2–0 0-2
France  1-0 2–2
Malta  0–1 0–2 0–2
Slovenia  1–3 1–0 0–2
Ukraine  1-1 1–0
  • As France and Ukraine have drawn 2-2, they are ranked by away goals on direct match-ups.

Key: Pts Points, Pld Matches played, W Won, D Drawn, L Lost, GF Goals for, GA Goals against, GD Goal Difference

Qualification
  • Malta is eliminated.

Current squad

Squad for friendly match against Tunisia on 13 November and 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification match against Slovenia on 17 November.[1]

Caps and goals as of 17 November 2009, subsequent to the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification match against Slovenia.

# Name DOB Current Club Caps Goals Debut
Goalkeepers
1 Kévin Olimpa March 10, 1988 (1988-03-10) (age 21) France Angers 5 0 v.  Qatar; 5 June 2009
16 Yohann Thuram-Ulien October 31, 1988 (1988-10-31) (age 21) France Monaco 2 0 v.  Estonia; 27 March 2009
Matthieu Dreyer March 20, 1989 (1989-03-20) (age 20) France Sochaux 0 0
Defenders
2 Sébastien Corchia November 1, 1990 (1990-11-01) (age 19) France Le Mans 5 0 v.  Ukraine; 8 Spetember 2009
3 Samuel Souprayen February 18, 1989 (1989-02-18) (age 20) France Dijon 2 0 v.  Tunisia; 13 November 2009
5 Mamadou Sakho (c) February 13, 1990 (1990-02-13) (age 19) France PSG 13 1 v.  Slovakia; 19 August 2008
12 Garry Bocaly April 19, 1988 (1988-04-19) (age 21) France Marseille 12 0 v.  Czech Republic; 26 March 2008
13 Mapou Yanga-M'Biwa May 15, 1989 (1989-05-15) (age 20) France Montpellier 2 0 v.  Tunisia; 13 November 2009
Midfielders
4 Étienne Capoue July 11, 1988 (1988-07-11) (age 21) France Toulouse 10 0 v.  Denmark; 19 November 2008
6 Yann M'Vila June 29, 1990 (1990-06-29) (age 19) France Rennes 6 0 v.  Poland; 12 August 2009
8 Steven N'Zonzi December 15, 1988 (1988-12-15) (age 21) England Blackburn Rovers 4 0 v.  Malta; 9 October 2009
10 Franck Tabanou January 30, 1989 (1989-01-30) (age 20) France Toulouse 4 0 v.  Malta; 9 October 2009
14 Younousse Sankharé September 10, 1989 (1989-09-10) (age 20) France PSG 13 3 v.  Denmark; 19 November 2008
Maxime Gonalons March 10, 1989 (1989-03-10) (age 20) France Lyon 1 0 v.  Tunisia; 13 November 2009
Strikers
7 Jirès Kembo Ekoko January 8, 1988 (1988-01-08) (age 22) France Rennes 12 3 v.  Tunisia; 11 February 2009
9 Anthony Modeste April 14, 1988 (1988-04-14) (age 21) France Angers 11 4 v.  Spain; 14 February 2008
11 Gabriel Obertan February 26, 1989 (1989-02-26) (age 20) England Manchester United 9 1 v.  Tunisia; 11 February 2009
15 Karim Aït-Fana February 25, 1989 (1989-02-25) (age 20) France Montpellier 2 1 v.  Malta; 9 October 2009
17 Steeven Langil March 4, 1988 (1988-03-04) (age 21) France Caen 2 0 v.  Tunisia; 13 November 2009
18 Bakary Sako April 26, 1988 (1988-04-26) (age 21) France Saint-Étienne 9 2 v.  Tunisia; 11 February 2009
Djamel Bakar August 6, 1989 (1989-08-06) (age 20) France Nancy 5 1 v.  Slovenia; 5 September 2009
David N'Gog April 1, 1989 (1989-04-01) (age 20) England Liverpool 11 1 v.  Denmark; 19 November 2008
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Recent call-ups

Name DOB Club Caps Goals Most recent callup
Goalkeepers
Johnny Placide January 29, 1988 (1988-01-29) (age 21) France Le Havre 6 0 v.  Belgium; 13 October 2009
Johann Carrasso March 7, 1988 (1988-03-07) (age 21) France Montpellier 2 0 v. 2009 Toulon Tournament
Defenders
Eliaquim Mangala February 13, 1991 (1991-02-13) (age 18) Belgium Standard Liège 1 0 v.  Slovenia; 17 November 2009
Cheikh M'Bengue July 23, 1988 (1988-07-23) (age 21) France Toulouse 9 0 v.  Belgium; 13 October 2009
Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik July 3, 1989 (1989-07-03) (age 20) France Le Havre 4 1 v.  Belgium; 13 October 2009
Dorian Dervite July 25, 1988 (1988-07-25) (age 21) England Tottenham Hotspur 7 1 v.  Ukraine; 9 September 2009
Paul Baysse May 18, 1988 (1988-05-18) (age 21) France Sedan 2 0 v.  Ukraine; 9 September 2009
Gaëtan Bong April 25, 1988 (1988-04-25) (age 21) France Valenciennes 1 0 v.  Ukraine; 9 September 2009
Armand Traoré October 8, 1989 (1989-10-08) (age 20) England Arsenal 3 0 v.  Poland; 12 August 2009
Quentin Othon March 27, 1988 (1988-03-27) (age 21) France Strasbourg 1 0 v. 2009 Toulon Tournament
Damien Marcq December 8, 1988 (1988-12-08) (age 21) France Boulogne 1 0 v. 2009 Toulon Tournament
Lamine Gassama October 20, 1989 (1989-10-20) (age 20) France Lyon 3 0 v.  England; 1 April 2009
Loïc Nestor May 20, 1989 (1989-05-20) (age 20) France Le Havre 1 0 v.  Tunisia; 11 February 2009
Midfielders
Vincent Nogueira January 16, 1988 (1988-01-16) (age 22) France Sochaux 2 0 v.  Belgium; 13 October 2009
Marvin Martin January 10, 1988 (1988-01-10) (age 22) France Sochaux 6 0 v.  Belgium; 13 October 2009
Hérold Goulon June 12, 1988 (1988-06-12) (age 21) France Le Mans 2 0 v.  Malta; 9 October 2009
Moussa Sissoko August 16, 1989 (1989-08-16) (age 20) France Toulouse 14 1 v.  Ukraine; 9 September 2009
Granddi Ngoyi May 17, 1988 (1988-05-17) (age 21) France PSG 3 0 v.  Ukraine; 9 September 2009
Yohan Mollo July 18, 1989 (1989-07-18) (age 20) France Monaco 4 0 v.  Poland; 12 August 2009
Grégory Sertic August 5, 1989 (1989-08-05) (age 20) France Bordeaux 5 0 v.  Poland; 12 August 2009
Bira Dembélé March 22, 1988 (1988-03-22) (age 21) France Boulogne 3 0 v.  Estonia; 27 March 2009
William Vainqueur November 19, 1988 (1988-11-19) (age 21) France Nantes 1 0 v.  Estonia; 27 March 2009
Geoffrey Tulasne February 24, 1988 (1988-02-24) (age 21) France Sochaux 2 0 v.  Estonia; 27 March 2009
Sofiane Feghouli December 26, 1989 (1989-12-26) (age 20) France Grenoble 3 0 v.  Denmark; 19 November 2008
Strikers
Nolan Roux March 1, 1988 (1988-03-01) (age 21) France Brest 0 0 v.  Tunisia; 13 November 2009
Jonathan Biabiany April 28, 1988 (1988-04-28) (age 21) Italy Parma 1 0 v.  Belgium; 13 October 2009
Frédéric Nimani October 8, 1988 (1988-10-08) (age 21) France Monaco 7 2 v.  Ukraine; 9 September 2009
Magaye Gueye July 6, 1990 (1990-07-06) (age 19) France Strasbourg 2 0 v.  Ukraine; 9 September 2009
Lynel Kitambala October 26, 1988 (1988-10-26) (age 21) France Dijon 2 0 v.  Poland; 12 August 2009
Sambou Yatabaré March 2, 1989 (1989-03-02) (age 20) France Caen 2 0 v. 2009 Toulon Tournament
Kévin Monnet-Paquet August 19, 1988 (1988-08-19) (age 21) France Lens 7 0 v.  Denmark; 19 November 2008

Recent results

Date Competition Location Home Team Result Away Team France Scorers
November 19, 2008
Friendly
Aalborg, Denmark  Denmark
0 – 1
 France
Sankharé Goal 70'
February 11, 2009
Friendly
Sousse, Tunisia  Tunisia
1 – 1
 France
N'Gog Goal 58'
March 27, 2009
Friendly
Bourges, France  France
3 – 0
 Estonia
Ekoko Goal 14', Goal 35', Kana-Biyik Goal 85'
March 31, 2009
Friendly
Nottingham, England  England
0 – 2
 France
Obertan Goal 26', Sissoko Goal 35'
June 4, 2009
Toulon Tournament
Toulon, France  France
1 – 0
 Qatar
Sako Goal 80'
June 6, 2009
Toulon Tournament
Toulon, France  France
1 – 0
 Portugal
Sankharé Goal 27'
June 8, 2009
Toulon Tournament
Toulon, France  Chile
1 – 0
 France
June 10, 2009
Toulon Tournament Semi-finals
Toulon, France  Argentina
1 – 1
1 – 3
 France
Ekoko Goal 10'
June 12, 2009
Toulon Tournament
Final
Toulon, France  Chile
1 – 0
 France
August 12, 2009
Friendly
Biarritz, France  France
2 – 2
 Poland
Modeste Goal 39', Dervite Goal 80'
September 4, 2009
2011 UEFA U-21 Qualifying
Velenje, Slovenia  Slovenia
1 – 3
 France
Modeste Goal 18', Bakar Goal 43', Škarabot Goal 90' (o.g.)
September 8, 2009
2011 UEFA U-21 Qualifying
Gueugnon, France  France
2 – 2
 Ukraine
Modeste Goal 3', Sakho Goal 26'
October 9, 2009
2011 UEFA U-21 Qualifying
Valletta, Malta  Malta
0 – 2
 France
Modeste Goal 53', Aït-Fana Goal 77'
October 13, 2009
2011 UEFA U-21 Qualifying
Mouscron, Belgium  Belgium
0 – 0
 France
November 13, 2009
Friendly
Tours, France  France
1 – 1
 Tunisia
Sako Goal 2'
November 17, 2009
2011 UEFA U-21 Qualifying
Reims, France  France
1 – 0
 Slovenia
Sankharé Goal 90'

Forthcoming fixtures

Date Competition Location Home Team Result Away Team France Scorers
March 3, 2010
Friendly
Reims, France  France
 Spain
August 11, 2010
2011 UEFA U-21 Qualifying
Vannes, France  France
 Belgium
September 3, 2010
2011 UEFA U-21 Qualifying
TBA  Ukraine
 France
September 7, 2010
2011 UEFA U-21 Qualifying
Amiens, France  France
 Malta

Honours

Champions (1): 1988
Finalists (1): 2002
Champions (11): 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 1997, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1985, 1984, 1977
Finalists (11): 2009, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1991, 1986, 1980, 1978, 1976, 1975

See also

References

External links

National under-21 football teams of Europe (UEFA)

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