Mexico came from behind to beat France 3-1 and finish third at this FIFA U-20 World Cup. Ulises Davila, Jorge Enriquez and Jorge Rivera scored the goals for Juan Chavez's side, who enhanced what has been a magical period for Mexican football.
France began on the front foot at El Campin, and after Mexico goalkeeper Jose Rodriguez had dived bravely at the feet of Gilles Sunu and then repelled Antoine Griezmann's thumper, the Europeans' endeavour was rewarded on eight minutes.
Timotee Kolodziejczak collected the ball on the left wing and his pinpoint cross was powerfully headed home by Alexandre Lacazette, who was six yards out. It was the striker's fifth goal of the tournament, taking him joint-top of the scoring charts alongside Henrique and Alvaro Vazquez.
The North Americans required a gift - and only four minutes - to equalise. Davila's low shot from just outside the box appeared destined to end up in Jonathan Ligali's arms, but the Montpellier man somehow allowed the ball to slip under his body and roll into the net.
France probed to restore their lead thereafter, with Kolodziejczak tormenting the Mexicans with a couple of eye-catching dribbles and Griezmann flashing a shot over from inside the area, but it was all square at the break.
Within five minutes of the restart, Mexico were ahead. A corner was whipped in and, inside a crowded box, Jorge Enriquez popped up unmarked at the back post to knock home Jorge Valencia's header.
On 71 minutes, El Tri doubled their lead, and once again the goal's source was a corner. This time Edson Rivera was the man the cross went to, and from eight yards he headed firmly into the roof of the net.
Gael Kukuta was immediately summoned from the bench, but despite his trickery, France were unable to come close to reducing the deficit. They were to go home empty-handed.