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France won 2018 World Cup, but now U-20s hoping to knock off U.S. in round of 16

With Antoine Griezmann in the news with his decision to leave Atletico Madrid, Frank Leboeuf is asked about his role in the France national team.
Frank Leboeuf joins ESPN FC to talk Paul Pogba and Manchester United, explaining why the France star might be ill-suited for the United captaincy.

Less than a year after France's World Cup triumph in Russia, this could prove to be another very successful summer for French football. It is for sure one in which there will be plenty of opportunities for France to establish itself on top of the world at pretty much every level.

While the Women's World Cup on home soil is huge, while the Under-21s' return to the European Championship for the first time since 2006 is massive, and while the U19s have an interesting generation ready for Euros of their...

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U.S. shocks France to reach U20 WC quarters

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Sebastian Soto scored twice to fire the United States into the U20 World Cup quarterfinals with a shock 3-2 win against France on Tuesday.

The U.S. started brightly with Soto slotting home the game's opener on a counter-attack, curling a shot around goalkeeper Alban Lafont after Richard Ledezma sprang him behind the France defense with a perfect through ball.

However, tournament favorites France struck back just before half-time with a counter-attack of their own, Amine Gouiri beating...

U.S. draws France in U20 World Cup round of 16

The United States will play France on June 4 in the Under-20 World Cup round of 16 after Les Bleus beat Mali 3-2 on Friday to win Group E.

The Americans finished second to Ukraine in Group D, losing 2-1 to Ukraine in their opener before beating Nigeria 2-0 and Qatar 1-0.

American midfielders Alex Mendez and Chris Durkin will be suspended for Tuesday's match in Bydgoszcz because of yellow-card accumulation.

The winner advances to a quarterfinal against Uruguay or Ecuador on June 8 at Gdynia.

United States hit New Zealand for six as Italy hold on to beat France

United States breezed into the Under-20 World Cup quarterfinals with a 6-0 demolition of New Zealand in Incheon.

Josh Sargent scored his fourth goal of the tournament when he deflected in an effort from Justen Glad, and Jeremy Ebobisse doubled the advantage after the break with a fierce strike.

Brooks Lennon, Glad, Auston Trusty and Lagos Kunga completed the half-dozen and the the U.S. will now play a Venezuela side that has yet to concede a goal.

Italy defeated France 2-1 to reach the last eight...

Ten-man United States book place in knockout stages of U20 World Cup

A United States team reduced to 10 men sealed top spot in Group E of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against Saudi Arabia in Daejeon, South Korea.

A Brooks Lennon first-half goal secured the vital point for the U.S. to set up a second-round showdown with New Zealand on June 1.

The Americans took the lead five minutes before the break. Luca de la Torre saw his shot saved but Brooks slotted home the rebound from close range.

Central defender Cameron Carter-Vickers was sent off...