Snapshot: France Win U20 World Cup After Penalty Shoot-Out Win Against Uruguay

Alan Duffy

13th, July 2013

By Alan Duffy

Turkey U20 Worlds Soccer

After a disappointing goalless final in Istanbul, France triumphed on penalties over Uruguay to lift the U20 World Cup.

Goal’keeper Alphonse Areola was the shoot-out hero for Les Bleus, saving two of Uruguay’s  spot-kicks before Rennes defender Dimitri Foulquier ultimately netted the deciding penalty.

This victorious crop, which included Juventues (and ex-Man Utd) midfielder Paul Pogba and Arsenal new-boy Yaya Sanogo, are the first French side ever to lift the U20 cup.