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Zaire-Imre, Tel, Olmita … Before the final, these are the blueberries that shined during the UEFA European Under-17 Championship

Les Bleuets face the Netherlands on Wednesday (6pm) in Israel in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship final. Focus on the owners of this generation who dream of winning the third title for the French national team in this age group.

Will they succeed Luca Zidane, Jonathan Iconi, Dayot Opicano or even Jeff Reigns Adelaide, who won the Euro U17 title seven years ago? On Wednesday evening (6pm), the 2005-2006 generation Bleuets face the Netherlands in Israel in a bid to reclaim France’s third title in this age group, after those won in 2004 and 2015.

In their first international competition, Jose Alcoser’s men managed to reach the final with tongs. Having dominated Poland (6-1) and Bulgaria (4-0) in pool to a large extent, and suffered a small hurdle in the last game of the first round against the Netherlands (3-1 defeat), Balot eliminated Germany and then Portugal in the quarter-finals And the semi-finals, each time on penalties and with a champion who found all of the following: Lisandro Olmita.

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The young goalkeeper residing at the Monaco training center and the son of Pascal, winner of the 1993 Champions League with Olympique de Marseille, managed to stop a shot on goal in both sessions. “He may be more complete than me at the same age,” his father told us, who describes the young man as “quiet and calm.” In competition in recent months with Toulouse FC’s U19 goalkeeper Guillaume Restes, Olmeta took advantage of the latter’s injury to seize the N°1 outfit with great success.

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Lisandro Olmita celebrates saving a shot on goal in the Euro U17 semi-final against Portugal
Lisandro Olmita celebrates with a shot on goal in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship semi-final against Portugal. © AFP

In front of him, the young Corsican can count on a rock: Shadael Pichiabo. The imposing defense (1.98 m, 96 kg) and technical defender of Paris Saint-Germain, who has played three times for the first team this season (twice in the Coupe de France, once in the French League), is the defensive pillar of this. U17 selection. An impressive serenity and very comfortable with the ball, he reassured his teammates throughout this Euro.

Zaire revelation – Emery, phone confirmation

Warren Zaire Emery He is another young talent from Paris Saint-Germain who has appeared on screen since the start of this tournament, and he is definitely a revelation. The author of two achievements, reigns supreme in the midfield thanks to his profile as a multi-tasking midfielder. The single top player of the selection, “Paris Saint-Germain’s coaching center’s biggest talent” according to Mathieu Bodmer, impresses with his maturity and is already playing like a professional with the youth.

Top scorer in the French League (three goals), Mathis phone Meanwhile, in the selection shirt, he confirmed all the hopes placed on him. The versatile striker (he can play all offensive positions as well as in midfield), the youngest player to play an official match with Rennes, is one of the main elements of Jose Alcoser’s squad.

While one of the biggest attractions of this Euro was to recruit, he responded that, like his Rennes teammate, Desire Doo. Since the start of the Euros, the midfielder has found the net twice and has been the technical captain of this young team from France, which has a chance to go down in history on Wednesday night.