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Under-21 Championship: England - France Match press kits

Under-21 Championship - 2017/19 SeasonMatch press kits

EnglandEnglandDino Manuzzi - CesenaTuesday 18 June 2019
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Group C - Matchday 1
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    Previous meetings Only this chapter

    Head to Head

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    15/11/2005POFrance - England2-1
    agg: 3-2
    NancyRibéry 59, Briand 86 (P); Bent 55
    11/11/2005POEngland - France1-1LondonAmbrose 88; Le Tallec 47
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    27/04/1988SFEngland - France2-2
    agg: 4-6
    LondonGascoigne 4, Carr 58; Cantona 55, 78
    13/04/1988SFFrance - England4-2
    BesanconAngloma 22, Cantona 48, Dogon 76, Paille 82; Parker 23, Stewart 74
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    28/03/1984QFFrance - England0-1
    agg: 1-7
    RouenHateley 63 (P)
    28/02/1984QFEngland - France6-1
    SheffieldHateley 21, 23, 62, 85, Watson 57, Sterland 70; Anziani 18
     QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
    HomeAway  
    PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
    Total
    England10101001421162221310
    France11001010411262221013

    Last updated 24/05/2019 15:28CET

    Match background Only this chapter

    England and France, both undefeated in qualifying, meet at Cesena's Stadio Dino Manuzzi in their opening fixture of Group C with little between them in their previous UEFA European Under-21 Championship encounters.

    • While England have plenty of recent experience in this tournament, this is France's first finals fixture in 13 years – but players in both squads have enjoyed plenty of success at youth level.

    Previous meetings
    • The six previous competitive fixtures between the sides have yielded two wins apiece, with England scoring 13 goals to France's ten.

    • This is their first competitive meeting since November 2005, when they were paired together in the play-offs for the following year's final tournament. France won 3-2 on aggregate, following a 1-1 away draw with a 2-1 home win in which Franck Ribéry scored their first goal.

    U21 EURO 2019: Guide to the host cities

    • France also came out on top in the two-legged 1988 semi-finals, Eric Cantona finding the net in each game – one in a 4-2 home win and two in a 2-2 away draw – with Paul Gascoigne on target for the home side.

    • Mark Hateley scored four times in the first competitive U21 match between the teams, a 6-1 England win in the 1984 quarter-final first leg. Hateley also got the only goal of the Rouen return to wrap up an emphatic aggregate success.

    • France have won three friendlies against England in the last decade – 2-0 in Nottingham in March 2009 and 3-2 in both 2014 in Brest and November 2016 in Bondoufle. Moussa Dembélé scored twice in the latter fixture, with Lucas Tousart also in the France line-up; Tammy Abraham started for England.

    • Dominic Solanke scored England's winner in a 2-1 defeat of France in the 2016 European U19 Championship group stage. Freddie Woodman, Jonjoe Kenny and Fikayo Tomori also started for England, with Abraham a second-half substitute; Paul Bernardoni, Tousart and substitute Marcus Thuram featured for France.

    • Tousart was a half-time substitute in France's 2-1 U19 EURO elite round win against England in March 2015; Angus Gunn was the England goalkeeper.

    • Malang Sarr captained France to a 5-0 win against England in the 2018 U19 EURO group stage.

    • An England side including Mason Mount were 2-0 winners against a France team featuring Sarr in the group stage of the 2016 U17 EURO.

    • Jay Dasilva scored England's final goal in a 3-1 defeat of France in the European U17 Championship qualifying round in October 2014; Dayot Upamecano and substitute Jonathan Ikoné featured for France, with Kelvin Amian an unused replacement.

    Meet the U21 EURO teams: England

    Form guide
    England
    • England have qualified for their seventh successive U21 final tournament – the longest ongoing sequence in the competition. They were semi-finalists in Poland two years ago, losing to eventual champions Germany on penalties.

    • That was the third time England had made it past the initial group stage in those six finals appearances but the first in four; runners-up in 2009, they also lost in the last four in 2007.

    • This is England's ninth participation in an eight or 12-team U21 finals; five of those previous eight campaigns ended in the group stage.

    • Champions in 1982 and 1984, England have reached four further semi-finals, in 1978, 1980, 1986 and 1988. 

    Classic England U21 goals

    • England have won only three of their last 13 group games at the final tournament (D4 L6).

    • In qualifying for these finals Aidy Boothroyd's side won Group 4 by eight points – one of five teams to reach the finals without losing a game (W8 D2). They won their last three fixtures, and eight of the last nine, while their tally of four goals conceded was the joint lowest along with Romania.

    • With that 2017 semi-final shoot-out defeat by Germany counted as a draw, England are unbeaten in 22 competitive fixtures (W16 D6), since a 3-1 loss to Italy on matchday three of the 2015 finals.

    • Dasilva, Mount and Ryan Sessegnon were all part of England's victorious 2017 European U19 Championship squad, Dasilva captaining the side.

    • Phil Foden and Morgan Gibbs-White helped England win the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Foden collecting the Golden Ball for the competition's best player.

    • Woodman, Dean Henderson, Jake Clarke-Salter, Kenny, Tomori, Ezri Konsa, Kieran Dowell, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Solanke were all part of the England squad that triumphed at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Solanke won the Golden Ball and Woodman the Golden Glove.

    • Woodman, Kenny and Solanke also helped England to victory at U17 EURO 2014.

    Classic France U21 goals

    France
    • France have not featured in the final tournament since 2006, when they lost 3-2 after extra time to eventual champions the Netherlands in the semi-finals. This is just their third appearance in an eight or 12-team finals; they finished as runners-up on the other occasion, in 2002.

    • Champions in 1988, France finished third in 1996 and fourth two years earlier, also reaching the quarter-finals in 1982, 1984 and 1986.

    • Since reaching the 2006 finals, four of France's six U21 campaigns have ended in the play-offs – in 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2015. They finished second behind North Macedonia in their 2017 qualifying section.

    • This time round, Sylvain Ripoll's team won their first nine fixtures, drawing the last 1-1 at home to Slovenia, to win qualifying Group 9 by 12 points. They qualified with two games to spare, their final tally of 28 points the highest recorded by any team.

    • The draw with Slovenia ended France's 11-match winning run in competitive internationals, going back to a 1-0 loss in Ukraine in September 2016. That is France's sole defeat in their last 19 European U21 Championship matches (W15 D3).

    • France have won all six of their group games in the U21 finals, recording three victories in both 2002 and 2006.

    • Upamecano, Jeff Reine-Adélaïde and Ikoné were all in the France squad that won 2015 U17 EURO.

    • Bernardoni, Tousart and Thuram were all members of France's 2016 European U19 Championship-winning squad, Tousart scoring in the 4-0 final victory against Italy.

    How the U21 finals were won 1996-2017

    Links and trivia
    • Have played in England
    Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal 2018-)
    Jeff Reine-Adélaïde (Arsenal 2015–18)
    Moussa Dembélé (Fulham 2012–16)
    Olivier Ntcham (Manchester City 2012–15)

    • Houssem Aouar came off the bench to score in Lyon's 3-0 defeat of Everton in the UEFA Europa League group stage on 2 November 2017. Tousart started for OL, while Kenny and Calvert-Lewin featured for the visitors.

    • Substitute Ikoné's Paris Saint-Germain were beaten in the 2016 UEFA Youth League final by a Chelsea team including Tomori – who opened the scoring – Clarke-Salter, Abraham and substitute Mount.

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2019/matches/round=2000799/match=2025985/prematch/background/index.html#england+france+facts

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    Squad list Only this chapter

    England - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Dean Henderson12/03/199722Sheff. United - 40004-
    13Angus Gunn22/01/199623Southampton - 50006-
    22Freddie Woodman04/03/199722Newcastle - 10002-
    Defenders
    2Aaron Wan-Bissaka26/11/199721Crystal Palace - 20002-
    3Jay Dasilva22/04/199821Bristol City - 20002-
    4Jake Clarke-Salter22/09/199721Vitesse - 20002-
    5Fikayo Tomori19/12/199721Derby - 50005-
    12Jonjoe Kenny15/03/199722Everton - 70007-
    14Lloyd Kelly06/10/199820Bristol City - 0000--
    15Ezri Konsa23/10/199721Brentford - 210021
    Midfielders
    6Kieran Dowell10/10/199721Sheff. United - 510051
    7Demarai Gray28/06/199622Leicester - 7100154
    8James Maddison23/11/199622Leicester - 30003-
    10Phil Foden28/05/200019Man. City - 20002-
    11Ryan Sessegnon18/05/200019Fulham - 50005-
    16Hamza Choudhury01/10/199721Leicester - 0000--
    17Harvey Barnes09/12/199721Leicester - 10001-
    18Mason Mount10/01/199920Derby - 110011
    20Morgan Gibbs-White27/01/200019Wolves - 0000--
    Forwards
    9Dominic Solanke14/09/199721Bournemouth - 10400134
    19Dominic Calvert-Lewin16/03/199722Everton - 10400104
    21Reiss Nelson10/12/199919Hoffenheim - 220022
    23Tammy Abraham02/10/199721Aston Villa - 6300126
    Coach
    -Aidy Boothroyd08/02/197148 - 1000016-
    France - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Gautier Larsonneur23/02/199722Brest - 0000--
    16Maxence Prévot09/04/199722Sochaux - 0000--
    23Paul Bernardoni18/04/199722Nîmes - 70007-
    Defenders
    2Kelvin Amian08/02/199821Toulouse - 410041
    4Ibrahima Konaté25/05/199920Leipzig - 0000--
    5Dayot Upamecano27/10/199820Leipzig - 40004-
    13Colin Dagba09/09/199820Paris - 0000--
    15Malang Sarr23/01/199920Nice - 0000--
    17Moussa Niakhaté08/03/199623Mainz - 30003-
    19Anthony Caci01/07/199721Strasbourg - 0000--
    Midfielders
    3Fodé Ballo-Touré03/01/199722Monaco - 0000--
    6Lucas Tousart29/04/199722Lyon - 90009-
    7Romain Del Castillo29/03/199623Rennes - 30003-
    8Houssem Aouar30/06/199820Lyon - 520052
    10Mattéo Guendouzi14/04/199920Arsenal - 0000--
    12Jonathan Ikoné02/05/199821LOSC - 0000--
    18Ibrahima Sissoko27/10/199721Strasbourg - 0000--
    21Olivier Ntcham09/02/199623Celtic - 910091
    22Jeff Reine-Adélaïde17/01/199821Angers - 10001-
    Forwards
    9Moussa Dembélé12/07/199622Lyon - 9500106
    11Jean-Philippe Mateta28/06/199721Mainz - 10001-
    14Jonathan Bamba26/03/199623LOSC - 930093
    20Marcus Thuram06/08/199721Guingamp - 0000--
    Coach
    -Sylvain Ripoll15/08/197147 - 1000010-

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    Head coach Only this chapter

    Aidy Boothroyd

    Date of birth: 8 February 1971
    Nationality: English
    Playing career: Huddersfield, Bristol Rovers, Hearts, Mansfield, Peterborough
    Coaching career: Peterborough (youth), Norwich (youth), West Brom (youth/technical director), Leeds (first-team coach), Watford, Colchester, Coventry, Northampton, England U20 (twice), England U19, England U21

    • Boothroyd rose through the ranks at nearby Huddersfield, making his first-team debut in 1989; a defender, his career was mostly spent in the English lower leagues before he was forced to retire by injury in 1998 aged only 27.

    • Promptly given responsibility for the youth teams at Peterborough, a role he went on to replicate at Norwich and West Brom, where he was also technical director. After a year as first-team coach at Leeds, Boothroyd was appointed Watford manager at the age of 34 in March 2005.

    • Having avoided relegation initially, he oversaw a remarkable rise in 2005/06, Watford beating Leeds in the play-off final to win promotion to the Premier League; finished 20th in the top flight and were relegated, the Hornets missing out on an immediate return before Boothroyd left his post in November 2008.

    • Then had spells in the third division with Colchester, back in the Championship at Coventry and then Northampton, who were bottom of the fourth tier when Boothroyd was relieved of his duties in December 2013.

    • Appointed manager of England's Under-20 side in February 2014, moving on to the U19s the following season – which ended in a EURO semi-final in Germany – and then back to the U20s in August 2016. Took temporary charge of the U21s a month later after Gareth Southgate took over the senior squad and was subsequently made permanent in the role, taking them to the 2017 EURO semi-finals in Poland and winning the prestigious Toulon tournament the following year.

    https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2609915.html#aidy+boothroyd

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    Sylvain Ripoll

    Date of birth: 15 August 1971
    Nationality: French
    Playing career: Rennes, Le Mans, Lorient
    Coaching career: Lorient (assistant), Lorient, France U21

    • A full-back and defensive midfielder, Ripoll was among the first young players to come through the brand new Rennes academy in the late 1980s, making his professional debut for his home-town club in 1990/91.

    • After a season on loan at Le Mans in 1994/95, he returned to Brittany with Lorient, becoming a key member of the team who earned promotion to Ligue 1 in 1997/98. A cruciate injury prompted him to hang up boots in 2003 having missed the whole of the previous season, when Les Merlus won the French Cup.

    • Over a 13-year career, Ripoll spent the bulk of his time in the second division but still appeared in Ligue 1 54 times. Following his playing retirement he stayed at Lorient to become the assistant to Christian Gourcuff, succeeding the long-serving coach in summer 2014.

    • Kept the club in the top flight for the next two seasons before making way for Bernard Casoni in November 2016; resurfaced the following May as France Under-21 coach.

    • After a brillant qualifying campaign, Ripoll became the first coach to steer France to the UEFA European Championship since 2006, earning a two-year contract extension in May 2019.

    https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2609863.html#sylvain+ripoll

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    Match officials Only this chapter

    • RefereeSrdjan Jovanović (SRB)
    • Assistant refereesUroš Stojković (SRB) , Milan Mihajlović (SRB)
    • Video Assistant RefereeMarco Guida (ITA)
    • Fourth officialIstván Kovács (ROU)
    • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeMichael Fabri (ITA)
    • UEFA DelegateVirgar Hvidbro (FRO)
    • UEFA Referee observerHerbert Fandel (GER)

    Referee

    NameDate of birthUnder-21 matchesUEFA matches
    Srdjan Jovanović09/04/1986235

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    Last updated 16/06/2019 16:40CET

    Competition facts Only this chapter

    Under-21 historical statistics (competitive matches)

    Champions (hosts)
    2017: Germany 1-0 Spain (Poland)
    2015: Sweden 0-0 Portugal, aet, 4-3 pens (Czech Republic)
    2013: Spain 4-2 Italy (Israel)
    2011: Spain 2-0 Switzerland (Denmark)
    2009: Germany 4-0 England (Sweden)
    2007: Netherlands 4-1 Serbia (Netherlands)
    2006: Netherlands 3-0 Ukraine (Portugal)
    2004: Italy 3-0 Serbia and Montenegro (Germany)
    2002: Czech Republic 0-0 France, aet, 3-1 pens (Switzerland)
    2000: Italy 2-1 Czech Republic (Slovakia)
    1998: Spain 1-0 Greece (Romania)
    1996: Italy 1-1 Spain, aet, 4-2 pens (Spain)
    1994: Italy 1-0 Portugal, aet (France)
    1992 Italy 2-1 Sweden (agg; 2-0, 0-1)
    1990 USSR 7-3 Yugoslavia (agg; 4-2, 3-1)
    1988 France 3-0 Greece (agg; 0-0, 3-0)
    1986 Spain 3-3 Italy (agg; 1-2, 2-1, 3-0 pens)
    1984 England 3-0 Spain (agg; 1-0, 2-0)
    1982 England 5-4 West Germany (agg; 3-1, 2-3)
    1980 USSR 1-0 East Germany (agg; 0-0, 1-0)
    1978 Yugoslavia 5-4 East Germany (agg; 1-0, 4-4)
    Finals contested up to, and including 1992, were over two legs

    Final statistics

    • In 2007 the Netherlands became the first, and so far only, team to win the competition on home territory since the switch to a new format in 1994. Until then the final had been decided on a two-legged basis. Spain came closest in 1996, losing the final on penalties to Italy.

    • Since the 1992-94 change Italy have won four finals, the 2013 loss to Spain their first final reverse. The only other sides to have won it more than once are Spain (1998, 2011, 2013), Germany (2009, 2017) and the Netherlands (2006, 2007).

    • The 2013 edition was the highest-scoring single-match final as Thiago Alcántara's hat-trick helped Spain defeat Italy 4-2 in Jerusalem.

    • Seven red cards have been issued in single-match finals, most recently for Serbia's Aleksandar Kolarov in 2007.

    • Thiago's 2013 hat-trick was the first since 1994's move to a one-off game; Andrea Pirlo (Italy 2000), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands 2006) and Sandro Wagner (Germany 2009) have all scored twice in a one-off match. Prior to that Gary Owen (England 1982), Franck Sauzée (France 1988) and Andrei Sidelnikov (USSR 1990) had all scored twice in one leg of a final.

    • Vahid Halilhodžić (for Yugoslavia v East Germany 1978) and Pierre Littbarski (for West Germany v England 1982) are the other players to have scored a final hat-trick.

    • Since the single-match finals began three have ended in penalty shoot-outs, nine-man Italy triumphing 4-2 against Spain in 1996. The Czech Republic then prevailed 3-1 over France in 2002 and Sweden 4-3 against Portugal in 2015 following the competition's only two goalless finals.

    • Only the 1994 final has been decided in extra time, substitute Pierluigi Orlandini winning it for Italy against Portugal with the only goal in the 97th minute.

    • Ten players have won the European U21 title twice: Danny Thomas (England 1982, 1984), Dario Marcolin and Roberto Muzzi (Italy 1992, 1994), Fabio Cannavaro and Christian Panucci (Italy 1994, 1996), Kenneth Vermeer, Arnold Kruiswijk, Daniël de Ridder, Ron Vlaar and Haris Medunjanin (Netherlands 2006, 2007) and David de Gea, Thiago Alcántara, Martín Montoya, Iker Muniain and Diego Mariño (Spain 2011, 2013).

    • The fulcrum of Italy's 2006 FIFA World Cup-winning squad had also been involved in U21 final victories: Cannavaro (1994 and 1996), Filippo Inzaghi (1994), Francesco Totti and Alessandro Nesta (1996), Andrea Pirlo and Gennaro Gattuso (2000) and Marco Amelia, Daniele De Rossi, Alberto Gilardino and Andrea Barzagli (2004).

    • Germany's victorious 2014 World Cup squad included six members of the squad that lifted the 2009 U21 title in Sweden: Manuel Neuer, Benedikt Höwedes, Mats Hummels, Jérôme Boateng, Sami Khedira and Mesut Özil.

    • Laurent Blanc was the first player to achieve the treble of a U21 title (1988), a FIFA World Cup winners' medal (1998) and a UEFA European Championship victory (2000). Spain duo Juan Mata and Javi Martínez were the next players to do so after glory at the 2010 World Cup, U21s in Denmark in 2011 and UEFA EURO 2012.

    Leading scorers

    All time (including qualifying)
    Lampros Choutos (Greece) 15
    Tomáš Pekhart (Czech Republic) 15
    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 14
    Roy Makaay (Netherlands) 14

    All time (final tournaments)
    Marcus Berg (Sweden) 7
    Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6
    Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    Adrian López (Spain) 5
    Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) 5

    Finals top scorers
    2017: Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) 5
    2015: Jan Kliment (Czech Republic) 3
    2013: Álvaro Morata (Spain) 4
    2011: Adrián (Spain) 5
    2009: Marcus Berg (Sweden) 7
    2007: Maceo Rigters (Netherlands) 4
    2006: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 4
    2004: Alberto Gilardino (Italy), Johan Elmander (Sweden) 4
    2002: Massimo Maccarone (Italy) 3
    2000: David Jarolím (Czech Republic), Igor Tudor (Croatia), Lukáš Došek (Czech Republic) 2
    1998: Steffen Iversen (Norway), Nikos Liberopoulos (Greece) 3
    1996: Raúl González (Spain) 3
    1994: João Vieira Pinto (Portugal) 3
    1992: Renato Buso (Italy) 3
    1990: Davor Šuker (Yugoslavia), Andrei Sidelnikov (USSR) 3
    1988: Aris Karasavvidis (Greece) 5
    1986: Gianluca Vialli (Italy) 4
    1984: Mark Hateley (England) 6
    1982: Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    1980: Ramaz Shengelia (USSR) 3
    1978: Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6

    Leading scorers per U21 campaign (qualifying to final)
    2017: Patrik Schick (Czech Republic) 11
    2015: Saido Berahino (England) 10
    2013: Rodrigo (Spain) 12
    2011: Tomáš Pekhart (Czech Republic) 10
    2009: Robert Acquafresca (Italy) 8
    2007: Nikita Bazhenov (Russia), Igor Denisov (Russia), Dragan Mrdja (Serbia), Maceo Rigters (Netherlands), Theo Walcott (England) 4
    2006: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 14
    2004: Alberto Gilardino (Italy) 11
    2002: Ricardo Cabanas (Switzerland) 9
    2000: Lampros Choutos (Greece) 15
    1998: Steffen Iversen (Norway) 9
    1996: Roy Makaay (Netherlands), Ole Gunnar Solskjær (Norway) 10
    1994: Toni (Portugal) 8
    1992: Peter Møller (Denmark) 9
    1990: Igor Kolyvanov (USSR) 9
    1988: Aristidis Karasavidis (Greece) 5
    1986: Gianluca Vialli (Italy) 4
    1984: Mark Hateley (England) 6
    1982: Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    1980: Ramaz Shengelia (USSR) 3
    1978: Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6

    Biggest win:
    All-time
    14-0: Spain v San Marino, 08/02/05
    2006 qualifying group stage, Santo Domingo, El Ejido

    Final tournament
    6-0: England v Turkey, 29/05/00
    Group stage, Tehelné Pole Stadium, Bratislava

    Final
    4-0: Germany v England, 29/06/09
    Malmö New Stadium, Malmo, Sweden

    Most goals in a game:
    14: Spain 14-0 San Marino, 08/02/05
    2006 qualifying group stage, Santo Domingo, El Ejido

    Final tournament
    7: Czech Republic 4-3 Croatia, 01/06/00
    Group stage, Mestský Stadium, Trencin, Slovakia

    Final
    8: Yugoslavia 4-4 East Germany, 31/05/78
    (second leg, Yugoslavia won 5-4 on agg), Mostar, Yugoslavia

    Record attendance:
    42,000: Turkey 1-1 Germany, 18/11/03
    2004 qualifying play-off, Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul

    Final tournament
    35,500: Italy 1-1 Spain (Italy won 4-2 on pens) 31/05/96
    Final, Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=1640650.html#competition+facts

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    Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

    England

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (01/09/2017)
      Netherlands 1-1 England
      0-1 Calvert-Lewin 20, 1-1 Ramselaar 32
      Gunn, Kenny, Chilwell, Cook, Gomez, Fry, Onomah, Calvert-Lewin (77 Abraham), Solanke (71 Palmer), Dowell (72 Gray), Lookman
    • (05/09/2017)
      England 3-0 Latvia
      1-0 Gray 13, 2-0 Abraham 35, 3-0 Palmer 70
      Woodman, Alexander-Arnold, Walker-Peters, Cook, Gomez, Tomori, Ojo (58 Lookman), Davies, Abraham (68 Calvert-Lewin), Palmer (71 Solanke), Gray
    • (06/10/2017)
      England 3-1 Scotland
      1-0 Onomah 14, 2-0 Abraham 49 (P) , 2-1 Cadden 78, 3-1 Solanke 79
      Gunn, Walker-Peters, Cook, Gomez, Fry, Gray (70 Kenny), Onomah, Calvert-Lewin, Solanke (84 Lookman), Abraham (89 Harrison), Alexander-Arnold
    • (10/10/2017)
      Andorra 0-1 England
      0-1 Davies 52
      Gunn, Kenny, Walker-Peters, Calvert-Lewin (79 Solanke), Lookman, Dowell, Davies, Worrall, Maitland-Niles (76 Cook), Tomori, Harrison (70 Gray)
    • (10/11/2017)
      Ukraine 0-2 England
      0-1 Solanke 16, 0-2 Lukyanchuk 62 (og)
      Gunn, Kenny, Walker-Peters, Cook, Worrall, Tomori, Gray, Maitland-Niles (56 Tuanzebe), Solanke (81 Maddison), Dowell (57 Calvert-Lewin), Lookman
    • (27/03/2018)
      England 2-1 Ukraine
      1-0 Calvert-Lewin 41, 1-1 Shaparenko 83, 2-1 Solanke 88
      Gunn, Kenny, Chilwell, Davies, Fry, Worrall, Gray (73 Lookman), Onomah, Calvert-Lewin (91 Maitland-Niles), Maddison (77 Solanke), Sessegnon
    • (06/09/2018)
      England 0-0 Netherlands
      Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Chilwell, Cook, Fry, Konsa, Gray, Calvert-Lewin (76 Abraham), Maddison (76 Solanke), Sessegnon, Onomah (65 Davies)
    • (11/09/2018)
      Latvia 1-2 England
      1-0 Jurkovskis 28, 1-1 Abraham 40, 1-2 Mount 73
      Henderson, Dowell, Kenny, Clarke-Salter, Tomori, Davies, Walker-Peters, Mount, Solanke, Lookman (63 Sessegnon), Abraham (80 Calvert-Lewin)
    • (11/10/2018)
      England 7-0 Andorra
      1-0 Lookman 9, 2-0 Konsa 28, 3-0 Calvert-Lewin 45+1, 4-0 Calvert-Lewin 48 (P) , 5-0 Solanke 82, 6-0 Nelson 90+2, 7-0 Garcia 90+4 (og)
      Henderson, Kenny (73 Jay DaSilva), Cook, Fry, Konsa, Lookman (72 Nelson), Davies, Calvert-Lewin (73 Solanke), Foden, Sessegnon, Walker-Peters
    • (16/10/2018)
      Scotland 0-2 England
      0-1 Nelson 60, 0-2 Dowell 90+2
      Henderson, Jay DaSilva, Wan-Bissaka, Onomah (72 Foden), Clarke-Salter, Tomori, Dowell, Nelson (73 Sessegnon), Solanke, Barnes, Abraham (87 Calvert-Lewin)
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group C - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Croatia0000000
      England0000000
      France0000000
      Romania0000000
      Matchday 1 (18/06/2019)
      England-France
    • Matchday 2 (21/06/2019)
      England-Romania
    • Matchday 3 (24/06/2019)
      Croatia-England

    France

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (05/09/2017)
      France 4-1 Kazakhstan
      0-1 Zhalmukan 54, 1-1 Terrier 71, 2-1 Bamba 74, 3-1 Terrier 83, 4-1 Terrier 87
      Kamara, Diallo, Diakhaby, Coco (80 Ndombele), Tousart, Harit (57 Mousset), Bamba, Diakhaby (57 Terrier), Lucas, Pavard, Ntcham
    • (05/10/2017)
      France 2-1 Montenegro
      0-1 Skenderović 45+1, 1-1 Terrier 66, 2-1 Mousset 75
      Kamara, Diallo, Diakhaby, Tousart, Dembélé (83 Lopez), Bamba, Ndombele, Grandsir (66 Terrier), Boscagli, Pavard, Ntcham (65 Mousset)
    • (09/10/2017)
      Luxembourg 2-3 France
      1-0 E. Muratovic 9, 2-0 E. Muratovic 27 (P) , 2-1 Terrier 48, 2-2 Mousset 75, 2-3 Terrier 87
      Kamara, Diop, Diallo, Tousart, Dembélé (65 Grandsir), Bamba, Ndombele (84 Lopez), Boscagli, Terrier, Pavard, Ntcham (46 Mousset)
    • (09/11/2017)
      France 3-0 Bulgaria
      1-0 Terrier 58, 2-0 Ntcham 81, 3-0 Mousset 90
      Bernardoni, Amian, Diallo, Diakhaby, Ndombele, Tousart, Dembélé (63 Mousset), Lopez, Bamba (64 Aouar), Lucas, Terrier (75 Ntcham)
    • (13/11/2017)
      Slovenia 1-3 France
      1-0 Tučić 21, 1-1 Dembélé 34 (P) , 1-2 Dembélé 41, 1-3 Dembélé 45+1
      Bernardoni, Amian, Diallo, Diakhaby, Ndombele (65 Ntcham), Tousart, Dembélé (74 Mousset), Lopez (80 Aouar), Bamba, Lucas, Terrier
    • (23/03/2018)
      Kazakhstan 0-3 France
      0-1 Dembélé 52, 0-2 Augustin 56, 0-3 Bamba 59
      Bernardoni, Boscagli, Diallo (46 Upamecano), Diakhaby, Ndombele (74 Nkunku), Tousart (68 Ntcham), Dembélé, Lopez, Bamba, Rosier, Augustin
    • (27/03/2018)
      Montenegro 0-2 France
      0-1 Amian 60, 0-2 Augustin 87 (P)
      Bernardoni, Amian, Nkunku (77 Del Castillo), Tousart, Dembélé (77 Ndombele), Bamba, Niakhate, Upamecano, Rosier, Augustin, Ntcham
    • (07/09/2018)
      Bulgaria 0-1 France
      0-1 Dembélé 57
      Bernardoni, Boscagli, Diallo, Nkunku (71 Aouar), Tousart, Dembélé (66 Terrier), Ndombele (76 Ntcham), Bamba, Upamecano, Rosier, Del Castillo
    • (11/09/2018)
      France 2-0 Luxembourg
      1-0 Aouar 60, 2-0 Bamba 88
      Bernardoni, Amian, Diallo (64 Ndombele), Gnagnon, Dembélé (64 Bamba), Coco, Aouar, Gelin, Niakhate, Terrier, Ntcham (79 Nkunku)
    • (16/10/2018)
      France 1-1 Slovenia
      1-0 Aouar 54, 1-1 Ožbolt 70
      Bernardoni, Diallo, Tousart, Aouar, Dembélé (58 Mateta), Coco (58 Saint-Maximin), Niakhate, Upamecano, Rosier, Reine-Adélaïde (73 Lopez), Del Castillo
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group C - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Croatia0000000
      England0000000
      France0000000
      Romania0000000
      Matchday 1 (18/06/2019)
      England-France
    • Matchday 2 (21/06/2019)
      France-Croatia
    • Matchday 3 (24/06/2019)
      France-Romania

    Last updated 10/06/2019 15:27CET

    Team facts Only this chapter

    England

    Tournament record
    2017: semi-finals
    2015:
    group stage
    2013:
    group stage
    2011:
     group stage
    2009: runnners-up
    2007: semi-finals
    2006: play-offs
    2004: did not qualify
    2002: group stage
    2000: group stage
    1998: play-offs
    1996: did not qualify
    1994: did not qualify
    1992: did not qualify
    1990: did not qualify
    1988: semi-finals
    1986: semi-finals
    1984: winners
    1982: winners
    1980: semi-finals
    1978: semi-finals

    Biggest wins

    Final tournament
    6-0: England v Turkey, 29/05/00
    Group stage, Tehelne Pole, Bratislava

    Qualifying
    9-0: England v San Marino, 19/11/13
    2015 qualifying group stage, Greenhous Meadow, Shrewsbury

    Biggest defeats

    Final tournament
    4-0: Germany v England, 29/06/09
    Final, Malmö New Stadium, Malmo

    Qualifying:
    4-0: Romania v England, 14/10/80
    1982 qualifying group stage, Ilie Oana, Ploiesti

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2244715.html#team+facts+england

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    France

    Tournament record
    2017: did not qualify
    2015:
    play-offs
    2013: play-offs
    2011: did not qualify
    2009: play-offs
    2007: play-offs
    2006: semi-finals
    2004: play-offs
    2002: runners-up
    2000: play-offs
    1998: did not qualify
    1996: third place
    1994: fourth place
    1992: did not qualify
    1990: did not qualify
    1988: winners
    1986: quarter-finals
    1984: quarter-finals
    1982: quarter-finals
    1980: did not qualify
    1978: did not qualify

    Biggest wins

    Final tournament
    3-0: France v Germany, 25/05/06
    Group stage, Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimaraes

    Qualifying
    7-0: France v Yugoslavia, 16/11/85
    Qualifying group stage, Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims

    Heaviest defeats

    Final tournament
    2-3: France v Netherlands, 01/06/06
    Semi-final, Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga

    Qualifying
    6-1: England v France, 28/02/84
    Quarter-final first leg, Hillsborough, Sheffield

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2610449.html#team+facts+france

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    Legend

    :: Squad list
    No: number  DoB: date of birth  Qual: qualifying  FT: final tournament  Pld: played  Gls: goals  Overall U21: all-time qualifying and final tournament data

    :: Match officials
    Nat: nationality  DoB: date of birth

    Under-21: Total matches officiated in the UEFA European U21 Championship including all qualifying round matches. Matches as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    UEFA: Total matches officiated in all UEFA competitions including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    :: Group statistics/Tournament schedule
    Pos: position  Pld: played  W: won  D: drawn  L: lost  GF: goals for  GA: goals against  Pts: points

    :: NOTE: All-time statistics
    Goals totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (eg. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored from the penalty mark during a penalty shoot-out.

    Competitions

    Club competitions
    • UCL: UEFA Champions League
    • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
    • UEL: UEFA Europa League
    • UCUP: UEFA Cup
    • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
    • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
    • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
    National team competitions
    • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
    • WC: FIFA World Cup
    • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
    • FRIE: Friendly internationals
    • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
    • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
    • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
    • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
    • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
    • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
    • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

    Competition stages

    • F: Final
    • GS: Group stage
    • GS1: First group stage
    • GS2: Second group stage
    • 3QR: Third qualifying round
    • R1: First round
    • R2: Second round
    • R3: Third round
    • R4: Fourth round
    • PR: Preliminary round
    • SF: Semi-finals
    • QF: Quarter-finals
    • R16: round of 16
    • QR: Qualifying round
    • R32: Round of 32
    • 1QR: First qualifying round
    • 1st: first leg
    • 2QR: Second qualifying round
    • 2nd: second leg
    • FT: Final tournament
    • PO: Play-off
    • ELITE: Elite round
    • Rep: Replay
    • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
    • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
    • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

    Other abbreviations

    • (aet): After extra time
    • pens: Penalties
    • No.: Number
    • og: Own goal
    • ag: Match decided on away goals
    • P: Penalty
    • agg: Aggregate
    • Pld: Matches played
    • AP: Appearances
    • Pos.: Position
    • Comp.: Competition
    • Pts: Points
    • D: Drawn
    • R: Sent off (straight red card)
    • DoB: Date of birth
    • Res.: Result
    • ET: Extra Time
    • sg: Match decided by silver goal
    • GA: Goals against
    • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
    • GF: Goals for
    • W: Won
    • gg: Match decided by golden goal
    • Y: Booked
    • L: Lost
    • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
    • Nat.: Nationality
    • N/A: Not applicable
    • f: Match forfeited

    Statistics

    • -: Denotes player substituted
    • +: Denotes player introduced
    • *: Denotes player sent off
    • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

    Squad list

    • D: Disciplinary
    • *: Misses next match if booked
    • S: Suspended
    • Overall: Total appearances in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament only
    • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.