Les Bleus – Teamsheet: Tournoi de Toulon


It looks like being a busy summer for various French international teams. First up this month an U20 side managed by legend Willy Sagnol will compete in the famous Toulon Youth Festival. Hosted in the south of France, this is a great tournament for sides to show off their talented youngsters, with plenty of scouts always on hand to look for the next big thing.

France’s competition starts against the USA on May 28th, followed by fixtures against DR Congo, South Korea and Colombia. The top two from the group along with the top two in Group B will go on to the semi-finals and then the final on June 8th.

It should be an exciting tournament and France have a history of doing fairly well. Les Bleus have reached the final in six of the last ten tournaments, their last victory coming in 2007. Sagnol has picked a talented 21-man squad with seven members of the team featuring in this year’s Le50.


Zacharie Boucher – Le Havre

Abdoulaye Diallo – Rennes



Alexandre Coeff – Lens

Layvin Kurzawa – Monaco

Loick Landre – GFCO Ajaccio

Gregoire Puel – Nice

Lindsay Rose – Valenciennes

Djibril Sidibe – Lille

Makan Traore – Stade Lavallois

Gael Vena Diambu – Toulouse



Valentine Eysseric – Nice

Jordan Ferri – Lyon

Rachid Ghezzal – Lyon

Gianelli Imbula – Guingamp

Neeskens Kabano – Caen

Nampalys Mendy – Monaco

Remi Mulumba – Dijon



Stephane Bahoken – Nice

Benjamin Jeannot – Chateauroux

Ulrich Kevin Mayi – Saint-Etienne

Paul-Georges Ntep de Madiba – Auxerre


There is a consistency to Sagnol’s selections, with nine members of the team, having played in last summer’s tournament, returning for a second year. Plus, with exciting names such as Gianelli Imbula, Valentin Eysseric and Paul-Georges Ntep, it should be a great watch for fans of Les Bleus.


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