France U-20s have secured a spot in the final of the Toulon Tournoi after sinking the Czech Republic 2-0 in their final Group A fixture.
The hosts have been imperious in their group stage campaign and duly clinched top spot—and an automatic spot in the final—with a comfortable victory over the second-placed Czechs.
Heading into the fixture, Les Bleuets led the pool with three wins out of three, and needed just a victory over Czech Republic—who progress to the third-placed playoff in defeat—to secure a spot in the final.
Sebastien Salles-Lamonge opened the scoring in the seventh minute when a shot from Sehrou Guirassy of Auxerre was pushed into his path by the Czech stopper.
The Stade Rennais midfielder made little mistake from close range, giving the French early control of the match and settling a few nerves in the process.
The home side doubled their lead in the 42nd minute when Jonathan Bamba—currently with Paris FC—hit a wonderful effort from outside the area after a searing counterattack to give the home side a tight grip on the match.
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Patrick Gonfalone’s side will meet England, Paraguay or Portugal in the final, with the Three Lions the overwhelming favourites to meet Les Bleuets.