U19 Euros : France 1 – 2 England

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Les Bleuets’ Euro campaign couldn’t really have got off to a worse start; the commentators were still discussing how much more first-team experience France had compared to their opponents when both Jérôme Onguéné and Clément Michelin got their feet to a ball from the right from Chelsea’s Dominic Solanke, only to turn it into their own net. Things rapidly got worse as Solanke was put […]

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U19 Euros : France v England

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That Euros might be over, but fear not, the junior version has kicked off in Germany, and France start their campaign against England this evening. The French squad includes some pretty experienced heads, with goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni and defender Issa Diop both regular starters in Ligue 1 last season, as were Jerome Onguene and Jeandro Fuchs in Ligue 2. Olivier Boscagli was a useful […]

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France U19 Men Fall to Spain as Women Stand Strong

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It’s been a busy summer, and France can be rather happy with how things have turned out, overall. First, they won the U17 Euros, beating Germany 4-1 in a final that featured a hat-trick from PSG’s Odsonne Edouard. Then, the Toulon Tournament, where an U20 side came from a goal down against Morocco with an impressive second-half performance in the […]

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Newcastle United’s Kemen Captains France Towards Under-19 Glory

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France get their UEFA Under-19 campaign in Greece underway on Friday evening, with Coach Patrick Gonfalone looking to take advantage of the favourable draw in order to reach the semi-finals. “The tournament favourites – Germany, Spain and the Netherlands – were drawn into the same group and that’s a relatively tough section. The fact we’re in the other group could potentially […]

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U20 Women’s World Cup : Semi-Finals here we come

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The U20 Women’s World Cup is currently taking place in Canada, and France are through to the semi-finals where they will face (melodramatic music) Germany. Les Bleuettes motored through the group stage, with wins over Costa Rica (5-1), New Zealand (4-0) and Paraguay (3-0), making them the only team to go through with nine points, and with a joint-highest goals total […]

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France v Serbia – U19 European Championship Preview

It’s final time in Lithuania as France prepare to meet Serbia in Thursday’s U19 Euro final after Les Bleus dumped out two-time defending champions Spain 2-1 after extra-time in Monday’s semi-final. In a replay of last Friday’s group stage meeting, which ended in a 1-1 draw, the French will seek to win a competition they were last victorious in back […]

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