France 1-1 Colombia (1-3 on pens.): South Americans win Toulon tournament

Colombia showed composure to level it all and were the stronger side for most of the game, picking up the win in the penalty shoot out
Colombia came from behind to level the Toulon under-20 tournament final with hosts France at 1-1 and take the match to a penalty shoot out, in which they would prove to be much more efficient, winning 3-1 from the spot.

The South Americans were slightly better in the first session, but with neither side looking to go out on attack, both teams went into half-time without having scored a goal.

France started the second-half the brighter and took the lead in the 62nd minute with a Steven Joseph-Monrose header.

Colombia did not throw in the towel, and almost levelled the match eight minutes later, when a Yerson Candelo free kick hit the post before going straight into the hands of the French keeper.

The goal would come in the 75th minute, through Zapata Banguero, who headed home a cross
from the right.

In the shoot out, Candelo scored the decisive penalty after three French players had missed their kicks.

With the victory, Colombia have now picked up their third Toulon tournament trophy, and look like a serious candidate for the upcoming Under-20 World Cup, which they will host.

Also on Friday, Italy earned third place insimilar circumastances, defeating Mexico in penalties after a 1-1 stalemate.

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