We let them win the last group game on March 31st. Several weeks later, the Bleuets resumed their hopes for the Euro to play in the final stage, from Monday, May 31, against the Netherlands, at 6 pm for a live follow-up meeting on France 4 and france.tv.
To qualify for the quarter-finals, Beloit finished second in their group, behind Denmark, who leaned over to enter the competition (0-1). Then they defeated Russia (2-0) and Iceland (2-0).
Even if the Espoirs are deprived of Jules Koundé, called in A by Didier Deschamps, the Bleuets workforce arrives with strong arguments. Sylvain Ripoll has called up several players who have already been called up in blue, such as Hossam Awar, Eduardo Camavinga, Jonathan Akoni and Daewoo Obamikano. The coach is also counting on Aurélien Tchouaméni, who has been elected the best hope in Ligue 1, Amine Gouiri who has scored 12 goals in the first division this season, and Odsonne Edouard, the 16-time top scorer in Scottish D1 with Celtic Glasgow. The midfielder is also well supplied with the summons of the new French champion from Lille Boubacari Sommari or the promising Lyonnais Maxense Cakery.
Official photo of the Bleuets at the Euro Espoirs pic.twitter.com/qT03vVBNyJ
– France national team ⭐⭐ (equipedefrance) May 26, 2021
Of the 23 players selected to play in these final stages, four will not eventually join Les Bleuets. Alban Lafont of Nantes and Randall Colo Mouani left at the disposal of FC Nantes, who played in the Ligue 1 play-off on Thursday 27th and Sunday 30th May. They were successively substituted by Stefanua goalkeeper Etienne Green, a big sensation at the end of the season, and to forget Arnaud Kalimwendo. In defense, Wesley Fofana is injured with Leicester. Replaced by Monegasque Axel Disasi. Renees Adrien Travert, also injured, was replaced by Montpellier Nicolas Cosa.
Young Oranje finished first in their group in the group stage, ahead of Germany, thanks to a card against Hungary (6-1). They have well-known Ligue 1 presidents in their ranks: Lille Sven Boutman and Parisienne Mitchell Packer. In attack, they can also count on Justin Kluivert, son of legend Patrick Kluivert.
If the ballot eliminates the Netherlands, they will find the winner in the semi-final match between Denmark and Germany. France has not won Europe’s hopes since 1988.