Germany beats France after penalty shootout to win U-17 World Cup for first time

Germany won the 2023 U-17 World Cup final at Manahan Stadium in Surakarta, Indonesia, on the 2nd (Korea time) after a close match against France to the penalty shootout and lifted the trophy. It is Germany’s first U-17 World Cup victory ever. Germany finished second in the first competition in 1985, the best record ever.

France, on the other hand, tried to win the championship for the first time in 22 years since the 2001 Trinidad and Tobago Games, but failed at the threshold.

Germany, which won the semi-final against South American “Gangho” Argentina after a penalty shootout, gained momentum first. Germany finished the first half 1-0 with a penalty kick. And he seemed to solidify his win by scoring an additional goal in the sixth minute of the second half. But France was also not easy. Ismael Buneb’s comeback goal in the 8th minute of the second half and Matisse Amugu’s equalizer in the 40th minute of the second half were scored.

In the end, the two teams, which failed to decide the match, headed to the penalty shootout. It was also a series of close matches that went to the sixth kicker in the penalty shootout. France missed, Germany finished calmly, and the blood fight ended.

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