Pogba y Kongdobia lead the U20 France squad for the World Cup

Ciudad del Fútbol 24 Mayo 2013
The French U20 squad will count on stellar players like Paul Pogba (Juventus), Geoffrey Kondogbia (Sevilla) at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey

Other outstanding players like Florian Thauvin (Bastille) and Lucas Digne (Lille) who have been included in the 21 player call up by Pierr Mankowski for the tournament in Turkey and are part of the leaders that look to perform there.

Pogba, Thauvin and Digne have also been part of the National Team, managed by  Didier Deschamps.

Mankowski has also counted on striker Thibaut Vion (Porto), another footballer who plays abroad like Pogba and Sevilla's Kongdobia.

France is placed on Group A at the U20 World Cup in Turkey, considered as one of the strong teams, along with Ghana, USA and Spain. 'Les Bleus' will begin their preparation on June 3rd. 

"Most of the players are part of big Ligue 1 teams. They're a very interesting generation. However many players make it to the big team, better. That's the aim. (Raphael) Varane and Pogba are already in, but there will be more," said Pierre Mankowski.

The 21 players called up are: 

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (París SG/L1), Paul Charruau (Valenciennes), Maxime Dupe (Nantes/L2)

Defenders: Lucas Digne (Lille/L1), Dimitri Foulquier (Rennes/L1), Christopher Jullien (Auxerre/L2), Jérôme Roussillon (Sochaux/L1), Youssouf Sabaly (París SG/L1), Mouhamadou Naby Sarr (Lyon/L1), Samuel Umtiti (Lyon/L1), Kurt Zouma (Saint-Etienne/L1)

Midfielders: Geoffrey Kondogbia (Sevilla/ESP), Mario Lemina (Lorient/L1), Axel Ngando Elessa (Rennes/L1), Paul Pogba (Juventus/ITA), Jordan Veretout (Nantes/L2)

Forwards: Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (Troyes/L1), Alexy Bosetti (Nice/L1), Yaya Sanogo (Auxerre/L2), Florian Thauvin (Bastia/L1), Thibaut Vion (Porto/POR).

PHOTO: FIFA