France win U20 World Cup

France were crowned Under-20 World Cup champions for the first time in their history after beating Uruguay on penalties.

Last Updated: 13/07/13 at 22:34 Post Comment

France Under-20s: Lifting the U20 World Cup trophy in Istanbul

France Under-20s: Lifting the U20 World Cup trophy in Istanbul

The two sides played out a dour goalless draw over 120 minutes of Saturday night's final in Istanbul, resulting in a penalty shootout.

And it was Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola who emerged as the hero, saving spot-kicks from Emiliano Velazquez and Giorgian De Arrascaeta.

Les Bleuets netted all their penalties, with Dimitri Foulquier stepping forward to score the winning effort as the shootout ended 4-1.

Afterwards, Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba was named Player of the Tournament, picking up the Golden Ball prize.

Earlier at the same venue, Ghana beat Iraq 3-0 in the third-place match. Ebenezer Assifuah scored their second goal - his sixth of the tournament - to ensure he would claim the Golden Boot award for top scorer.

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