Under-20 World Cup:United States Shocks France


LAGOS JUNE 5TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The French overcame an early U.S. goal, but two late strikes by Tab Ramos’s side led to a last-16 upset
The United States pulled off one of the shocks of the Under-20 World Cup, knocking off tournament favorites and previously undefeated France 3-2 in a last-16 match on Tuesday.

Justin Rennicks pounced on a rebound spilled by France goalkeeper Alban Lafont, bundling home the winner in the 83rd minute to give the United States an improbable victory after battling back from a 2-1 second-half deficit.
The Americans move on to the Under-20 World Cup quarterfinals for a third straight tournament, and will take on Ecuador on Saturday.
U.S. striker Sebastian Soto opened the scoring against the run of play, scoring on a 25th-minute counterattack after a through ball from Richie Ledezma
But France looked poised for victory after erasing that early 1-0 deficit, with Amine Gouiri scoring just before halftime, and Nabil Alioui giving the French the lead in the 55th minute.
France controlled the match for long stretches, but the Americans received a spark from second-half substitutes Ulysses Llanez and Rennicks, who helped give the U.S. some energy it sorely needed.
Soto scored his second goal of the match in the 74th minute when he slipped in behind the French defense and settled an inch-perfect Tim Weah pass before converting his fourth goal of the tournament to tie the score.

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