France secured a place in the FIFA U-17 World Cup™ Round of 16 with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Korea Republic.
The game’s decisive moment came after just two minutes when Mathis Amougou curled in a spectacular effort from the edge of the box.
France then established a foothold in the game, impressing with their powerful, organised and stylish play.
Korea, though, have a collection of dynamic attackers themselves and, for a spell either side of half-time, seriously threatened a leveller.
They came agonisingly close on 58 minutes when Jin’s Taeho’s brilliant volleyed effort cannoned off the foot of the post.
The game continued to be played at a fast tempo, with Korea sustaining attacks in the game’s final stages but France’s defence holding strong.
In the end, Amougou’s stunning strike proved a worthy match-winner and secured a 12th straight U-17 World Cup group-stage win for the French.