NEWS: 26.05.2019

U20 World Cup: Cuisance wins opener with France

U20 World Cup: Cuisance wins opener with France
Michaël Cuisance was involved for 80 minutes in the France U20's first game of the World Cup. Photo: imago images/Newspix

Borussia’s Michaël Cuisance was in the starting XI for France U20’s World Cup opener in Poland, where they won 2-0 against Saudi Arabia.

Joint-favourites France won their opening game at the U20 World Cup against Saudi Arabia by a scoreline of 2-0. Although the young Équipe Tricolore had a numerical advantage on the pitch after a red card for Saudi Arabia in the 80th minute, the French found the game hard. Youssouf Fofana (43’) gave the French the lead just before half-time, and Amine Gouiri (75’) then gave them a two-goal lead which they took to the final whistle. Gladbach midfielder Michaël Cuisance played in the No. 8 role in central midfield and was replaced in the 80th minute.

France’s U20s now lead Group E, two points ahead of Panama and Mali, who drew 1-1. The France team face Panama next Tuesday (18:00 CEST) in their second match of the tournament.