The France will be one of the favorites of the Euro Espoirs which starts on June 21 and ends on July 8. Organized jointly by Romania and Georgia, the team of Sylvain Ripoll, the French coach, is a little scary to everyone, even if it has completely missed its last two friendly outings. Unbeaten for 14 games, the Blueberries exploded at the end of March against England (4-0) before being hung by Spain (0-0). Not enough to detract, the confidence of a group that has been walking on water for months. Like the Lyon prodigy, Rayan Cherki or Khéphren Thuram, the Nice player in the sights of Liverpool, or Elye Wahi, the Montpellier.
📣 They will represent the France! 🇫🇷
Here is the list of 2️⃣3️⃣ players selected to play the EURO ESPOIRS, scheduled from June 21 to July 8 in Georgia and Romania 💪 pic.twitter.com/73CZLa4BvE
— France ⭐⭐ Team (@equipedefrance) May 31, 2023
Of the 23 players, Sylvain Ripoll made in the classic giving pride of place to Lyon, who will be four in the list of 23. Before attacking the Euro on June 22 against Italy, the French will play a friendly match against Mexico on June 16. Placed in Group D, with Italy, the Blueberries will meet Norway (June 25) and Switzerland (June 28) for matches that will take place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In case of first or second place, the adventure will continue for the French hopes with a quarter-final (July 1 or 2) and possibly a semi-final (July 5). The final is scheduled for July 8 in Batumi, Georgia.
Goalkeepers (3): Stefan Bajic (Valenciennes), Lucas Chevalier (Lille), Illan Meslier (Leeds).
Defenders (8): Loïc Badé (Sevilla FC), Sacha Boey (Galatasaray), Bafodé Diakité (Lille), Pierre Kalulu (AC Milan), Yasser Larouci (Troyes), Castello Lukeba (Lyon), Quentin Merlin (Nantes), Mohamed Simakan (RB Leipzig).
Environments (6): Maxence Caqueret (Lyon), Joris Chotard (Montpellier), Manu Koné (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Enzo Le Fée (FC Lorient), Michael Olise (Crystal Palace), Khéphren Thuram (Nice).
Attackers (6): Amine Adli (Bayer Leverkusen), Bradley Barcola (Lyon), Rayan Cherki (Lyon), Amine Gouiri (Stade Rennais), Arnaud Kalimuendo (Stade Rennais), Elye Wahi (Montpellier).