Team analysis

France

France

France squad
No.PlayerBornPos.SCORUSGREITABELGERGSClub
1Luca Zidane13/05/1998Goalkeeper808080808080 Real Madrid CF (ESP)
2Alec Georgen17/09/1998Midfield8080 808080 Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
3Christ-Emmanuel Maouassa06/07/1998Defender808080808080 AS Nancy-Lorraine (FRA)
4Dayot Upamecano27/10/1998Defender808018+808080 Valenciennes FC (FRA)
5Mamadou Doucouré21/05/1998Defender8080808080801 Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
6Jean-Victor Makengo12/06/1998Midfield9+803+8080 SM Caen (FRA)
7Odsonne Edouard16/01/1998Forward74*80* 808080*8 Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
8Timothé Cognat25/01/1998Midfield8080 808069* Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
9Maxime Pelican12/05/1998Forward6+18+78*60*11+19+ Toulouse FC (FRA)
10Bilal Boutobba29/08/1998Midfield54*71*23+66*58*801 Olympique de Marseille (FRA)
11Nanitamo Ikone02/05/1998Midfield808062*8080803 Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
12Jeff Reine-Adélaïde17/01/1998Midfield 62*57*20+69*61* RC Lens (FRA)
13Jordan Rambaud16/03/1998Forward18+ 2+ 1 EA Guingamp (FRA)
14Issa Samba29/01/1998Defender62* 80 1+ AJ Auxerre (FRA)
15Bradlay Danger29/01/1998Midfield 80 Le Havre AC (FRA)
16Nicolas Kocik04/08/1998Goalkeeper Valenciennes FC (FRA)
16Numan Bostan31/01/1998Goalkeeper Toulouse FC (FRA)
17Nicolas Janvier11/08/1998Midfield26+1+8014+22+ Stade Rennais FC (FRA)
18Lorenzo Callegari27/02/1998Midfield 11+ Olympique de Marseille (FRA)
18Jean Ruiz06/04/1998Midfield80808077* FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (FRA)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Coach: Jean-Claude Giuntini
14/12/56
"Our selection priorities were mindset, team spirit, technical skills and a winning mentality. We also tried to instil confidence, as this is a key element in playing good football, developing attacking play and trying things. We also stressed the importance of keeping emotions under control. We had to find solutions in some difficult moments and it was a real pleasure to coach such a group and see how they coped and developed during the tournament."

France team analysis

France team analysis

• 4-2-3-1 with good balance in screening midfielders and two wingers
• Vertical, high-tempo passing game looking for defence-splitting passes
• Strong, fast, high back line; pro-active keeper participating in build-up
• Fluent off-ball movement offering good options for player in possession
• Captain and playmaker Timothé Cognat excellently linking lines
• Good use of width; wingers attacking goal; good in 1 v 1; supported by full-backs
• Fast, athletic players with technique, tactical flexibility, winning mentality