Team analysis

France

France

France squad
No.PlayerBornPos.DENENGSWEGSClub
1Gaëtan Poussin13/01/1999Goalkeeper8041 FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA)
2Yann Valery22/02/1999Defender80 80 Southampton FC (ENG)
3Malang Sarr23/01/1999Defender808080 OGC Nice (FRA)
4Boubacar Kamara23/11/1999Defender8080 Olympique de Marseille (FRA)
5Dan-Axel Zagadou03/06/1999Defender808080 Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
6Aurélien Nguiamba18/01/1999Midfield808066* AS Nancy-Lorraine (FRA)
7Hakim El Mokkedem15/02/1999Midfield8043*33+ Toulouse FC (FRA)
8Mickaël Cuisance16/08/1999Midfield808080 AS Nancy-Lorraine (FRA)
9Amine Karraoui09/06/1999Forward8046*28+ Montpellier Hérault SC (FRA)
10Rafik Guitane26/05/1999Midfield68*8080 Le Havre AC (FRA)
11Antoine Bernede26/05/1999Midfield12+56*52* Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
12Paul Fargeas21/03/1999Midfield 80 Toulouse FC (FRA)
13Loïc Bessile19/02/1999Defender Toulouse FC (FRA)
14Yassin Fortune30/01/1999Forward27+34+47* Arsenal FC (ENG)
15Mahamadou Dembele10/04/1999Defender 80 Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
16Didier Desprez13/03/1999Goalkeeper 37+80 RC Lens (FRA)
17Raouf Mroivili14/01/1999Midfield 14+ Olympique de Marseille (FRA)
18Ervin Taha14/03/1999Forward53*24+80 FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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France coach Bernard Diomède

Coach: Bernard Diomède
23/01/74
"We were in what I rated as the toughest group and we performed at a high level. We tried to play our football and, even when we were down to ten against England, we showed that we could still dominate and carry the game to our opponents. We were loyal to our playing philosophy and we learned that good football can, in some circumstances, not be enough if you cannot translate good football into goals. It was a valuable lesson."

France team analysis

France team analysis

• 1-4-3-3 with attack-minded possession play, high levels of technique
• Played very high with centre-backs and full-back or midfielder covering
• Full-backs move into second third to participate in attacks, deliver crosses
• Goalkeepers distributing short to initiate construction; fluid movement in midfield
• High-quality passing game; switches of play from wing to wing
• Aggressive high pressure immediately after ball loss, especially in wide areas
• Centre-back Dan-Axel Zagadou leading strong defence, building attacks