Sunday, 14 July 2013

France win U-20 World Cup

France have won the FIFA Under-20 World Cup for the first time in the competition’s 36-year history after beating Uruguay on penalties in Saturday’s final.
Neither side were able to break the deadlock during a tense 120 minutes in Istanbul, as both goalkeepers enjoyed largely quiet games prior to the shootout.

However, Uruguay stopper Guillermo De Amores did produce one stunning stop to deny Jordan Veretout late in normal time.
Neither side could find the necessary spark to avoid a dramatic penalty shootout to decide the destination of the title though.
It was De Amores’s opposite number, Alphonse Areola, who was the hero once the spot kicks got underway.
The Paris Saint-Germain stopper saved efforts from Emiliano Velazquez and Giorgian de Arrascaeta.
Meanwhile, France scored all four of their penalties as Pierre Mankowski’s side ran out 4-1 winners to clinch the trophy for the first time since the inception of the competition.

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