l’essentielThe ten international players of TFC have arrived in Toulouse, before facing Reims this Sunday, October 22nd (3pm). Let’s review their performances.
Si la majorité de l’effectif toulousain a profité d’une période de repos – le staff n’a pas souhaité organiser de matchs amicaux, le calendrier étant chargé –, ils sont dix à avoir rejoint leurs sélections nationales durant la trêve.
Impressive since the start of the season, Guillaume Restes once again caught the attention with the French U21 team. Although he was only called up for the first time in September (and was immediately made a starter by coach Thierry Henry), the 18-year-old from Toulouse has now earned his third and fourth caps with the national team. In the Euro qualifiers, they defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina (2-1) and crushed Cyprus 9-0. Restes, the TFC goalkeeper, even finished the match as captain after Warren Zaïre-Émery from Paris and Rayan Cherki from Lyon were substituted. Impressive. « I have to be honest, it’s quite astonishing for me, » commented Thierry Henry. « We can talk about the game, about many things, but it’s the maturity that impresses me. When I think back to when I was 17… I would kick the ball, run, and after twenty minutes, I was already exhausted. Guillaume, like Warren and others, are able to understand what’s happening on the field. They haven’t forgotten to use their brains. »
Another notable fact is that Frank Magri, who had announced a few weeks ago his decision to play for Cameroon, experienced his first call-ups with the Indomitable Lions. In friendly matches against Russia and Senegal, they were defeated 1-0 on both occasions; however, Magri played in each game.
En Amérique du Sud, le Chilien Gabriel Suazo et le Vénézuélien Cristian Casseres Jr se sont affrontés pour les éliminatoires au Mondial-2026 : avantage au second, avec une victoire 3-0 au Monumental de Maturin, au Vénézuela.
Les autres internationaux :
Logan Costa (Cap Vert) : Algérie 5-1 Cap-Vert, match amical, entré en jeu ;
Comores 2-1 Cap-Vert, match amical, remplaçant
Yanis Begraoui from Morocco U23 played as a starter in a friendly match against Iraq, which ended with a score of 0-1.
Maroc 3-1 République dominicaine, match amical, titulaire et buteur
Moussa Diarra (Mali) : Mali 1-0 Ouganda, match amical, remplaçant ;
Mali – Arabie saoudite, match amical, titulaire
Mamady Bangré from Burkina Faso was a starter in the friendly match against Guinea-Equatorial, which ended in a 0-0 draw.
Mauritanie 1-2 Burkina Faso, match amical, remplaçant
Noah Lahmadi and Cristian Mawissa (France U19): France and Australia draw 1-1 in a friendly match, with Mawissa and Lahmadi starting.
France 2-0 Belgique, match amical, Mawissa et Lahmadi remplaçants
France 3-3 Suisse, match amical, Mawissa entré en jeu, Lahmadi remplaçant