EN DIRECT - France-Israël: désillusion pour les Bleuets, éliminés en demi-finale de l'Euro U19

EN DIRECT – France-Israël: désillusion pour les Bleuets, éliminés en demi-finale de l’Euro U19



Ended ! The French team eliminated in the semi-finals!

Israel creates the surprise by leaving the Bleuets and will play the final of the Euro U19 against England on Friday! Despite a reduction in the gap from Virginius, Chauvin’s men lacked efficiency in the penultimate gesture and proved to be too fragile defensively. Despite 20 shots at 4, they will not succeed the Mbappé generation, crowned in 2016.

Card for Edri

And excellent free kick to come for France…

Bonny’s failure!

Huge opportunity for the Bleuets with a header from Bonny that lacks power at close range! Things are heating up on the Israeli goal.

Bonny claims the penalty

The incoming is obviously not listened to after a fairly clear simulation in full surface.

Touré loses his duel

Present at the forefront, the French defender makes the mistake in his aerial duel and offers a new respite to Israel.

Zarfati saves time

The Israeli goalkeeper drags on playing his goal kick and receives a logical warning.

6 minutes of additional time

Les Bleuets throw their last strength to take Israel to overtime!

Virginius replaced

The Bleuets striker leaves his place to Cissé for the last seconds of the game.

Ba makes the mistake

Served in the area, Ba slips and mows his vis-à-vis. Another missed goal opportunity for the young French.

Corner for France

It’s played quickly and finally ruined by Virginius, who completely misses his gesture on the left of the surface.

virginius too short

New interesting gesture from Da Silva to serve the French striker, at the end of his tether. But the pass is too deep and Israel recovers precious seconds.

Israel changes two new players

Lugassy and Gloukh give way to Edri and Yifrah for the last minutes of play. Israel is approaching a first final.

Touré still decisive in the air

Countered in his whim, the unfortunate French defender still comes close to scoring. The second corner does nothing for the Bleuets.

Big contact between Revivo and Pereira

Already warned, the Israeli defender comes into contact with Pereira, who has visibly wiped his crampons on his vis-à-vis but gets the fault. No further consequences.

Tchaouna rushes

The Rennais takes advantage of a good space to progress with the ball in the opposing camp. But he does not raise his head and misses his cross for Bonny, ideally placed in the box.

Semedo frames his strike

Magnificent collective movement of Blueberries in the last twenty meters. Semedo is found on the left of the box and crosses his shot from the left. Zarfati catches on the ground.

A note on the stats

66% possession and 14 shots to 4 for the Bleuets, who only scored 5 shots, against 4 for their opponent.

Freshness break

Twenty minutes from time, the France team is still virtually eliminated in the semi-finals of Euro U19. But the pressure is mounting on Israel’s goal.

Double change for Israel

Injured, the second striker Kancepolsky is replaced by Nawi. Ibrahim gives way to Turgeman.

Ba wins his duel

On a corner from the right, the incoming cuts the trajectory of the ball from the head to the near post. The danger is removed on the wire by the opposing defense.

The Blueberries press hard

Like a new attempt by Da Silva, which unscrews full axis, the men of Chauvin believe in it hard as iron since the goal of Virginius. The Israeli defense is overwhelmed.


Superb rolled up by Virginius, the Blueberries regain hope! Served on the left, the Sochaux striker places a winning shot from the right, opposite corner. The France team returns to 2-1!

Chauvin goes all out

Adeline and Bondo are replaced by Ba and Diouf, two new offensive elements, for the last half hour.


And 2-0 for Israel! On a corner struck from the right, Lugassy finds Kancepolsky, absolutely alone to take the ball with his head in the axis. Lo-Tutala is on the trajectory but too short to intervene. Les Bleuets have their backs against the wall.

First change for Israel

Kassus is replaced by Ilay.

Virginius also menacing

New French attempt. Near the surface, Virginius crosses his shot from the right and looks for the near post. Zarfati captures in two stages.

Touré is close to the frame!

It becomes clearer on the Israeli goal. From the right, Tchaouna finds Touré’s header from a corner. The French defender dominates his ball but does not aim.

Da Silva stumbles on Zarfati

Great opportunity for the Bleuets. The Lyon midfielder places a shot in front of the area. The Israeli goalkeeper is on the trajectory and dismisses for a corner.

Ibrahim crushes his recovery!

Taking advantage of a long ball, Ibrahim is served in full area from the right. Alone in the axis, the Israeli striker sees his recovery finish directly on Lo-Tutala, who captures quietly.

It is left on the same bases

With always a French team which controls the game and remains installed in the opposing camp, without great danger.

Start of the second half!

Les Bleuets kick off the second act one goal behind. They are obliged to react to hope to find England in the final on Friday evening.

Half time!

After a last hot situation not concretized by Adeline on the goal of Israel, the referee returns the two teams to the locker rooms. Les Bleuets are down 1-0 in this semi-final, against the run of play.

Touré preceded

The French central defender fails to take the ball in front of Zarfati, who relieves his defense with his fist.

Cardboard for Revivo

Second warning of the match for the other Israeli side after a tackle on Pereira and an excellent free kick to come for Les Bleuets.

3 minutes of added time

Les Bleuets are pushing hard in the last minutes of play.

clumsy adeline

The French midfielder manages this time to get into a striking position at the entrance to the surface. His powerful shot ends up in the stands.

Adeline can’t chain

Very good work from Pereira on the right, who finally serves Adeline in the back. Rennais loses the ball before he can get into a shooting position.

Feingold savvy

The Israeli right side sweeps Virginius on the edge of the sidelines and concedes an interesting free kick. He collects the first card of the match. This does nothing for France.

Free kick for Blueberries

On the right, Tchaouna takes his chance directly. Zarfati boxes with both fists and sees his defense keeping the danger away, somehow.

France facing a wall

Les Bleuets still have their foot on the ball but are struggling to find themselves in the zone of truth. Israel is hunkering down, waiting for bullet losses to project itself.

Touré tries to redeem himself

Remaining at the forefront, the scorer against his camp places his head in the surface. It goes way over the top.

Already a change for France

Offensive change for Chauvin: Zoukrou gives way to Bonny.

Huge blueberry failure!

France is pushing hard! Tchaouna and Virginius are embarrassed when taking a cross at the far post when they were alone…

Les Bleuets are back to four behind

Faced with the failure of the three-man defense at the start of the match, Landry Chavin decided to play four behind. As a reminder, Les Bleuets were already behind in their last match, against Italy (4-1).


The France team is led to general surprise! On the left, Gloukh is perfectly served in the area. His center on the ground is extended into the goal by the sliding tackle of the French defender in front of his cage.

New dangerous loss

Camara’s missed transmission ultimately does not benefit the Israeli attackers, who are still too tight to be in the last 30 meters.

Freshness break

Under the Slovak heat (27°C), the referee decides to grant a break to the twenty-two players. Les Bleuets still dominate this semi-final but are not totally reassuring behind.

The French defense still in the run-in

Twice, a loss of ball benefits the Israeli attackers, who fail to find themselves in the box. Beware of mistakes that can be expensive.

Semedo claims the penalty

The number 18 collapses at the entrance to the surface after a slight contact at the level of the face. Insufficient to win.

Zarfati is doing well

The Israeli goalkeeper is slow to react on a back pass and clears in extremis in front of a French striker.

Possession largely in favor of the Bleuets

76% possession for Chauvin’s men, who have struck only once on goal since kick-off. Israel has two shots, all on target.

Blueberries settle down

The France team has control of possession and is patient in trying to surprise their opponent. Israel has clearly retreated and can no longer take advantage of tricolor ball losses to be dangerous.

Corner for France

First corner for the Bleuets. Found at the far post, Virginius places his flat foot to the right of the goal. Finally an opportunity for France.

Les Bleuets hold the ball

For the first time in the match, France retained possession and made their opponent run. This is something to reassure after a timid start.

Kassus on the ground

The Israeli right winger receives medical treatment after slipping alone. This allows Chauvin to give his instructions.

Two hitches in friendly

The France U19 team challenged this Israeli team twice just before the competition. She was hooked each time with the score of 1-1.

Blueberries always shy

Virginius collects the ball high on the right side but fails to cross properly. Israel goes against and gets a first corner. It does nothing.

Lo-Tutala gets scared

The French goalkeeper releases the ball on a cross shot from Ibrahim to the right of the area. He finally picks up right in front of Kassus. First heat for the Blueberries.

A faultless course for the Blueberries

Chauvin’s men won their 3 matches of this Euro: against Slovakia (5-0), Romania (2-1) and Italy (4-1). Israel has one win, one draw and one loss.

Let’s go between France and Israel!

The France team is one step away from the Euro U19 final, good game to all!

Kick-off imminent

The two teams make their appearance on the lawn of the DAC Arena in Dunajská Streda.

England are waiting for the finalist

Winners of Italy (2-1), the Young Lions won their ticket to the final of the Euro on Friday evening. They will therefore challenge France or Israel.

Blueberry composition

Lo-Tutala – Pereira, Zoukrou, Camara, Touré – Bondo, Adeline, Da Silva – Virginius, Tchaouna, Semedo

Substitutes: Liénard, Hadjam, Doukouré, Ben Seghir, Cissé, Arconte, Bonny, Diouf, Ba

The nuggets to follow

To succeed the Mbappé generation, crowned in 2016, the Blueberries have several elements to watch closely. Presentation.

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The France U19 team faces Israel in the semi-finals of the Euro from 8 p.m. in Dunajská Streda (Slovakia). Landry Chauvin’s men have the opportunity to join England or Italy in the final, which will be held on Friday.

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