Chile Win the Toulon Tournament
This goal from Gerson Martinez was enough to beat France 1-0 and win the Toulon Under-21 Tournament for Chile.
If you’re unfamiliar with The Toulon Tournament, it’s basically a non-FIFA U-21 tournament with invitational teams. Despite (or maybe because of) it’s unofficial status, teams still take it pretty seriously.
Great week for Chilean football, as the senior team won both its World Cup qualifiers are now sits second in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying. (If you’re interested in blogging about La Roja here on WCB, then give this a read.)
Argentina finished third in Toulon, beating the Netherlands in the third place playoff with this free kick from Diego Buonanotte:
Buonanotte (of River Plate) and Martinez (of San Luis) finished the tourney as joint top scorers with four each.
The more official UEFA Under-21 European Championship kicks off on Monday, June 15th.