They were only competing in their first international competition, but the Bleuets of the 2005 generation have already marked the history of the French teams. They dominated the Euro Under-17s in Netanya, Israel, on Wednesday, beating the Netherlands in the final (2-1), a team considered the favorite to beat them in the group stage ( 1-3).
If they dominated the match, José Alcocer’s players conceded the first goal just after the break. 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 17-year-old Havrais, 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 (Benzema generation, Nasri) and 2015 (Upamecano generation, Queen Adelaide). The future is golden.