|Attempts off target||0||0|
|3||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Hungary|
|5||Czech Republic||San Marino|
France's aspirations of reaching the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship are hanging by a thread after a 1-0 defeat by an impressive Belgium side.
Victory in Vannes would have sent Eric Mombaerts' team level with Ukraine atop Group 8, three points clear of their opponents with a game in hand. Always a stiff task, prospects were even bleaker when Benjamin Mokulu Tembe broke the deadlock on eight minutes, latching onto Mehdi Carcela-González's fine pass and firing in. Johann Carrasso had already denied Joachim Mununga in a one-on-one and, aside from a couple of late half-chances, the home side never looked like mounting a comeback.
Belgium will seal a top-two spot with victory against Slovenia on 3 September; barring a slip-up by the Red Devils, Les Bleus need to beat section leaders Ukraine in Kyiv on the same night to keep their realistic hopes alive. Crowned UEFA European Under-19 Championship winners last month, France will need to hone their attacking creativity after mustering little more than a David Ngog header from a long pass and a Nolan Roux shot.
"It's a big disappointment," said Roux. "We had some good moments but not enough to create any real chances. They scored at the beginning of the game – maybe we were less efficient, physically, thereafter. But we really wanted to win. It's a loss but I believe we can win our remaining games and go through to the European championship."
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|1||Johann Carrasso (GK)||1||Simon Mignolet (GK)|
|2||Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa||2||Brecht Capon|
|3||Franck Tabanou||3||Toby Alderweireld|
|4||Granddi N'Goyi||4||Dedryck Boyata|
|5||Eliaquim Mangala||5||Denis Odoi|
|9||Nolan Roux||9||Benjamin Mokulu Tembe|
|10||David Ngog (C)||10||Sven Kums (C)|
|11||Yassine El Ghanassy|
|16||Kevin Olimpa (GK)||12||Cyprien Baguette (GK)|
|12||Sébastien Corchia||13||Naim Aarab|
|13||Samuel Souprayen||14||Christian Bruls|
|14||Damien Marcq||15||Yoni Buyens|
|Eric Mombaerts (FRA)||Jean-François De Sart (BEL)|
|Luca Banti (ITA)|
|Gianluca Cariolato (ITA), Matteo Passeri (ITA)|
|Sebastiano Peruzzo (ITA)|