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Blueberries do double duty

By beating Romania (2-1) on Tuesday evening (photo), the U19 national team qualified for the semi-finals of Euro 2022 but also for the 2023 U20 World Cup.

Two matches, two victories and a qualification already acquired for the semi-finals: the U19 tricolors trace their route to Euro 2022 disputed in Slovakia (from June 18 to July 1). Three days after a successful start against the host country, dominated 5-0, they disposed of Romania (2-1) on Tuesday evening at the DAC Arena in Dunajska Streda.

This participation in the semi-finals of the European competition also guarantees them a ticket for the 2023 U20 World Cup in Indonesia (May-June 2023).

Leading Group A with six points, Les Bleuets have an appointment with Italy next Friday for their third match of the group stage. Winners of their two matches, the Italians will also be present in the last four. The two teams will therefore compete for the first place in their group.


France will participate for the 11th time in the semi-finals of the Euro U19 since its creation in 2002


The number of tricolor qualifications for the U20 World Cup

Martin Adeline, ascorer of the second French goal (photo Seb DALY – UEFA/UEFA via Sportsfile).

Quickly done well done
Confident after their good start against the Slovaks, Landry Chauvin’s players immediately took control of this second match, completely depriving the Romanians of the ball in the first period. And their superiority was quickly reflected on the scoreboard with two goals in twenty minutes.

The Romanian nets trembled from the 12th minute following a movement initiated in midfield by Florent Da Silva, pursued by Abdoullah Ba, author of a deep pass with a line for Alan Virginius in the area, whose delivery found the instant recovery of Rennais Loum Tchaouna facing the cage (1-0, 12th). Eight minutes later, an overflow then a perfect cross from Jordan Semedo Varela on the left side allowed Rémois Martin Adeline to in turn place a victorious low recovery (2-0, 20th).

The Habs, however, failed to take fuller advantage of this unchallenged domination to take more shelter. They almost regretted it at the end of the game, conceding a reduction in the score to the Romanians on a goal from Andrei Coubis (2-1, 82nd), with a cross shot. Without other consequences than a few frights in the last moments, fortunately.


attempts for the Habs against 6 for the Romanians


corners for France against only one for Romania

The reaction of the national coach

Landry Chauvin : “ The first objective, to qualify for the World Cup, has been achieved. This is a good thing. Now we are going to think about something else, to become European champions, but I wanted to distinguish the two objectives. This second match allowed me to rotate the squad, everyone was able to contribute, it’s important for the group dynamic. We had control of the game but we set ourselves a little on fire by conceding a goal at the end. Already at the end of the first half, we started to play a little stopped and I had put the players on guard to rest. But they have not heard enough of this warning. In top-level football, at 2-0 you are not immune. Now there remains the third game against Italy with first place at stake. It is important because I think it would be better to avoid England in the semi-finals, which are a bit of an ogre in the other band.”

Florent Da Silva (photo Seb DALY – UEFA/UEFA via Sportsfile)


Group A

– Saturday, June 18, 2022:

  • Slovakia-France 0-5
  • Italy-Romania 2-1

– Tuesday, June 21, 2022:

  • Slovakia-Italy 0-1
  • Romania-France 1-2

Ranking : 1. France, 6 points (+6); 2. Italy, 6 points (+2); 3. Romania, 0 points (-2); 4. Slovakia, 0 points (-6).

– Friday, June 24, 2022:

  • France-Italy (5:30 p.m.), at the DAC Arena in Dunajska Streda
  • Romania-Slovakia (5:30 p.m.)

The matches are broadcast on The team channel.

Semi final

– Tuesday, June 28, 2022:

  • France or Italy – 2nd Group B (5:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m., in Trnava or Dunajska Streda)
  • 1st group B – France or Italy (5 p.m. or 8 p.m., in Trnava or Dunajska Streda)

The semi-finalist teams qualify for the FIFA U20 World Cup 2023.

Qualifying play-off for the U20 World Cup

– Tuesday, June 28, 2022:

  • 3rd in group A – 3rd in group B (5:00 p.m., at Senec)


  • Friday, July 1 (8:00 p.m., in Trnava)



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