Germany won the 2023 U-17 World Cup title for the first time in their history, beating France on penalties in the final.
Germany defeated France on the penalties in the final of the U17 World Cup at the Manahan Stadium in Indonesia on Saturday. France managed to come back from two goals down during the 90th minute, but Germany won 4-3 on penalties.
Before the final, both teams had won every single game so far in the tournament. Germany beat Argentina on penalties in the semi-final after holding them to a 3-3 draw at the end of 90 minutes. France conceded the opening goal to Mali in their previous match, but then set up a second-half comeback to win the game 2-1 and book their berth in the final.
Germany took the lead in the 28th minute after Paris Brunner converted the penalty. Noah Darvich scored the second goal for Germany after the ball reached him at the far post in the 50th minute.
Just three minutes later, France player Bouabré received the ball on the left and beat the German goalkeeper in the penalty area. Germany had to play with 10-man after Winners OSAWE was sent off in the 69th minute.
Mathis Amougou equalized for France in the 85th minute and took the match into penalties.