Spain, France win Under-20 WC openers

June 22, 2013
Spain's young footballers showed why they are favoured to win the Under-20 World Cup by beating the United States 4-1 on Friday after doubles from star strikers Jese and Gerard Deulofeu.

France also turned in a strong performance in the other Group A match in Istanbul, scoring two second-half goals within four minutes to win 3-1 against Ghana.

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