France U-23 2-2 Belgium U-23
Goals: Kouassi (51me) and Wahi (77me) // Ramazani (41me) and Verschaeren (58me)
These blueberries never wilt.
Germany winner on Friday, the France Espoirs team continued with a draw against neighboring Belgium, still in a friendly, in a lively match (2-2). Starting for the first time in a month, Jérémy Doku has lived up to his poisonous reputation. Percussive, Rennais centered victoriously for Largie Ramazani (41me). A fairly logical advantage as Yahia Fofana had to deflect a cross from the Almeria player with his gloves and Belgian captain Aster Vranckx had earlier caught on the side of the net.
Les Bleuets showed interesting movements, but they lacked precision in the last meters, like Enzo Le Fée, who flirted with the frame (21me27me). Upon entering the game, Rayan Cherki forced Senne Lammens to save (50me) and immediately delivered a dice pass to Tanguy Kouassi, from a corner (51me). Elected by Yari Verschaeren (58me), the French have come together again thanks to an inspiration from Cherki, whose ladle found Elye Wahi (77me). Saved by the bar in a cannon shot by Ignace van der Brempt (82me) then by Fofana on a free kick by Vranckx (85me), the tricolor from Espoirs maintains its undefeated streak, now extended to 13 games.
The Cherk’ hen.
France Espoirs (4-2-3-1): Fofana – Taste (Diakite, 59me), Fofana (Kalulu, 59me), Kouassi (Lukeba, 76me), Larouci (Merlin, 76me) – Caqueret (Kone, 59me), Thuram-Diop (Wahi, 59me), The Fairy (Ngoumou, 68me), Gouiri (Rutter, 68me) – Kalimuendo (Cherky, 46me). Coach : Silvano Ripoll.
Belgium U-23 (4-2-3-1): Lammens (Delanghe, 46me) – De Cuyper, Patris (Ndenbe, 46me), De Winter (Pletinckx, 46me), Brempt – Zaroury (Deman, 71me), Vranckx-Doku, Verschaeren (Vertessen, 71me), Samois (Matazo, 46me) – Ramazani (Bakayoko, 46 years old)me). Coach : Jacky Mathijssen.