France beat Uruguay in U20 World Cup Final after extra time and penalty shoot-out
France are the the FIFA U20 World Champions for the first time in their history following a nerve-wracking penalty shoot-out over Uruguay in the Final.
The French won 4-1 on spot-kicks after the match in Istanbul ended goalless - with goalkeeper Alphonse Areola the hero as he saved two penalties before Dimitri Foulquier scored the winner.
It's the first time a European nation has won this competition since Spain lifted the World Cup in 1999, but this final wasn't too much of a spectacle.
Both sides had chances to win, but when it was goal-less after extra time and no real sign of a breakthrough in the extra 30 minutes, a shoot-out always looked the likely outcome.
And it was France who kept their nerve by netting their first two spot-kicks and seeing Uruguay miss both of theirs to seal the victory.
Meanwhile goals from Joseph Attamah, Ebenezer Assifuah and Frank Acheampong were enough to help Ghana grab third place as they beat Iraq by 3-0 in the third-place play-off clash.