France reaches final for the first time
[UNDER-20 WORLD CUP] Florian Thauvin scored both goals to give France a 2-1 win over Ghana on Wednesday that moved the
Bleuets into the final of the Under-20 World Cup for the first time. France will play Uruguay in Saturday's championship match in Istanbul.
Right before the half, France went ahead when
Thauvin and Jean Christophe Bahebeck played a one-two and Thauvin scored after rounding the Ghana keeper Eric Antwi.
Ebenezer Assifuah equalized in the 47th minute with a wicked shot off the post to give Ghana hopes. The Black Satellites were the underdogs after
losing to France, 3-1, in group play and having three players suspended for the semifinal match.
But Thauvin, who played last season on loan from Lille to Bastia, put France back ahead
with a quarter of an hour to play when he broke in from the right and beat Antwi with a low shot to the near post.
France will be without Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti for the final after he was sent off for a second yellow card in the 80th minute.
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