It is not played for the first time in international competition, especially in the Bleuets of the 2005 generation, already marked in the history of the French team. They dominated the Euro Under-17s in Netanya, Israel on Wednesday, beating the Netherlands in the final (2-1), a favorite team that had beaten them during the group stage ( 1-3).
José Alcocer’s players now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle. On a cross from Vos, coming from the left, left-back Jeanuël Belocian misjudged the trajectory of the ball on Slory’s chest, which was ahead of Lisandru Olmeta (48th). But the best attack of the competition (18 goals) was quickly reacted by an unexpected savior: the right winger Saël Kumbedi.
The young Havrais (17), accustomed to climbing the outposts, made a beautiful hook on Breinburg before firing a splendid shot from the left (58th). And, as happiness never comes alone, Kumbedi offered himself a double two minutes later. Inspired by the attack, he was hit by a shot from Mathys Tel repelled by Kuijsten, the Dutch goalkeeper.
The sequel will forever be etched in the memories: the French team wins the third trophy in its history in this category after 2004 (generația Benzema, Nasri) and 2015 (generația Upamecano, Reine-Adelaide). The future is golden.