Euro U17. Despite its victory against Portugal, the France team eliminated at the gates of the quarters

Falling from a Portugal already qualified for the quarter-finals of Euro U17 (2-1), Monday May 27, the France team was eliminated from the competition in the group stages, finishing 3rd. The Bleuets pay for their heavy defeat at the start against the English (0-4), winners at the same time over Spain (3-1).

Enzo Sternal opened the scoring for the Bleuets against Portugal at Euro U17. | PHOTO: ANGELIC PAPIN


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  • Enzo Sternal opened the scoring for the Bleuets against Portugal at Euro U17. | PHOTO: ANGELIC PAPIN

Victory will not have been enough. Despite its success snatched in the last minutes against Portugal (2-1), Monday May 27, the France team will not see the quarter-finals of the Euro U17. Three days after bringing down Spain (1-0), which allowed them to keep the hope of qualification after a slap against England in the opening (0-4), the Bleuets did the job .

A negative goal difference

Facing a Portuguese team already qualified with two inaugural victories, José Alcocer’s players opened the scoring first thanks to a goal from the inevitable Enzo Sternal (36′). But they were surprised in the process by Afonso Patrao’s equalizer (38′). As against the Spaniards, Enzo Molebe, who entered the game, gave his team three points at the very end of the game (82′).

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But we had to count on a misstep from the English at the same time to hope to qualify. And the Three Lions assumed their rank against the Roja, making the difference in the last twenty minutes thanks to Mikey Morre (73′) and Ethan Nwaneri (86′) to win (3-1). The three teams being at six points, the French team pays its negative goal difference (-2) and takes the door, it which was reigning vice-champion.

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