U17 World Cup: France overthrows Mali and reaches the final

The French U17 team qualified for the World Cup final thanks to a 2-1 victory against Mali.

After the scoreless victories against Senegal (0-0, 5-3 on the tabs), in Uzbekistan (1-0), the Bleuets won the best in Mali (2-1), this Tuesday, at the same time validating their ticket to the U17 World Cup final.

Trailing 0-1 just before the break, Jean-Luc Vannucchi’s men turned things around in the second half, in numerical superiority, thanks to the achievements of Yvann Titi (56th) and Ismail Bouneb (69th).

The Bleuets will meet Germany in the final, at 1 p.m., To try to get the second title in the category, after 2001 with the Anthony Le Tallec and Florent Sinama-Pongolle generation.

“We must not miss this revenge against Germany”

“On available already experienced this scenario in the semi-finals of the Euro against Spain. I don’t think it’s calm, it’s a red card game, Vannucchi told L’Equipe channel after the match. This revenge against Germany (last Euro final) should not be missed. We make two finals in six months, I have exceptional players and staff. We will recover this evening but I am very proud of the group and the staff. »

Author: Jacqueline MANNESSIER