FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011™
July 29 - August 20

FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011

France

France

Fourth place

11

Goals

14

Yellow Cards

0

Red Cards

Players

Pierrick CROS
Pierrick
CROS
1
Goalkeeper
France
Loic NEGO
Loic
NEGO
2
Defender
France
Thomas FONTAINE
Thomas
FONTAINE
3
Defender
France
Florian LEJEUNE
Florian
LEJEUNE
4
Midfield
France
Sebastien FAURE
Sebastien
FAURE
5
Defender
France
Clément GRENIER
Clément
GRENIER
6
Forward
France
Gael KAKUTA
Gael
KAKUTA
7
Forward
France
Gueida FOFANA
Gueida
FOFANA
8
Midfield
France
Yannis TAFER
Yannis
TAFER
9
Forward
France
Gilles SUNU
Gilles
SUNU
10
Forward
France
Antoine GRIEZMANN
Antoine
GRIEZMANN
11
Forward
France
Kalidou KOULIBALY
Kalidou
KOULIBALY
12
Defender
France
Francis COQUELIN
Francis
COQUELIN
13
Midfield
France
Timothee KOLODZIEJCZAK
Timothee
KOLODZIEJCZAK
14
Defender
France
Lionel CAROLE
Lionel
CAROLE
15
Defender
France
Lucas VERONESE
Lucas
VERONESE
16
Goalkeeper
France
Cedric BAKAMBU
Cedric
BAKAMBU
17
Forward
France
Maxime COLIN
Maxime
COLIN
18
Defender
France
Alexandre LACAZETTE
Alexandre
LACAZETTE
19
Forward
France
Enzo REALE
Enzo
REALE
20
Midfield
France
Jonathan LIGALI
Jonathan
LIGALI
21
Goalkeeper
France

Top Scorers

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Coupe du Monde U-20 de la FIFA, Colombie 2011

Portugal see off France to reach final

Portugal finished second best to France on possession and shots, but the Iberians won where it mattered to reach the FIFA U-20 World Cup final. An early header from Danilo and a 40th-minute penalty from Nelson Oliveira earned Ilidio Vale’s team a 2-0 victory in Medellin, where the losers were left rueing a series of missed opportunities. The game began at a quick pace, with Antoine Griezmann teeing up Gilles Sunu, whose shot forced Mika into a smart save. It was Portugal who nevertheless landed the first blow. Alex curled a corner to the back post, where Danilo was left completed unmarked to nod the ball home. On 13 minutes, Mika moved on to 493 unbeaten, breaking the record for a goalkeeper in the FIFA U-20 World Cup. However, the Portugal No1 almost had his run ended in the same minute, but he produced a super flying save to deny a wonderful Clement Grenier free-kick. Grenier had two more half-chances thereafter, before Sunu mishit a shot from point-blank range. It was all France, but they were hit with a sucker punch five minutes from half-time. Kalidou Koulibaly fouled Danilo inside the box, and Nelson Oliveira sent Jonathan Ligali the wrong way from the spot to make it 2-0. It was the Benfica forward’s third goal of Colombia 2011. The second half followed a theme of frustration for France. Territorially, they dominated it, but they were unable to become the first team this tournament to find a way past Mika, despite the 53rd-minute introduction of super sub Alexandre Alacazette. Mika made two saves from Gueida Fofana, but he was left stranded when Danilo’s scuffed clearance headed towards the Portuguese net. Fortunately for the Benfica keeper, the ball came back off the post before Loic Nego headed it niches wide. It was a major chance. It proved the last one. France will now take on the losers of tonight’s Brazil-Mexico semi-final for bronze at 5pm on Saturday in Bogota, while Portugal will go for gold five hours later in the same stadium.

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