France defeated Turkey 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out after the extra time ended 1-1 and reached U17 final, while their opponents will be Spain who beat the Netherlands 2-1 after extra time.
Turkey 1 - 1 France (3 - 4 after penalties)
Hosts Turkey had big hopes of advancing into the final by using their home advantage and they took the lead on 31 minutes thanks to a strike by Abdülkadir Kayalı. France's reply to this goal came on 69th minute with Thimothee Kolodziecziak. The extra time did not bring any goals and penalty shoot-out decided the finalist.
Abdülkadir Kayalı and Yannis Tafer had each team's initial effort saved, but after Batuhan Karadeniz's penalty miss, Alexandre Lacazette made no mistake from the spot and this goal sent France to the final.
Stadium: Mardan Sports Complex
Referees: Gediminas Mazeika (Lithuania), György Ring (Hungary), Robertino Dujela (Croatia)
Turkey: Metin Uçar, Erhan Karayer, Sertaç Eren, Emrah Yollu, Özgür Çek, Eren Albayrak (60m Barış Yardımcı), Soner Aydoğdu (71m Öztürk Karataş), Gökhan Töre (41m Sefer Sever), Abdülkadir Kayalı, Emre Çolak, Batuhan Karadeniz.
Subs: Umutcan Yüksel, Volkan Dikmen, Berk Neziroğluları, Muhammet Demir, Öztürk Karataş.
France: Anthony Mfa Mezui, Loic Nego (64m Joel Adegoroye), Sebastien Faure, William Remy, Thimothee Kolodziecziak, Gueida Fofana, Gilles Sunu(41m Alexandre Lacazette), Clement Grenier (52m Yannis Salibur), Enzo Reale, Gael Kakuta, Yannis Tafer.
Subs:Jeffrey Baltus, Andre Auras, Willy Boly, Loic Damour.
Goals: 31m Abdülkadir Kayalı (Turkey), 69m Thimothee Kolodziecziak (France)
Penalty Goals: Emre Çolak, Özgür Çek, Eren Albayrak (Turkey), Kakuta, Fofana, Kolodziecziak, Lacazette (France)
Missed Penalties: Abdülkadir Kayalı, Batuhan Karadeniz (Turkey); Yannis Tafer (France)
Yellow Cards: 41m Özgür Çek, 51m Emrah Yollu (Turkey); 40m William Remy (France)
Spain 2 - 1 The Netherlands
Spain reached the final at UEFA U17 Championship by producing a successful 2-1 comeback against the Netherlands.
Although the Netherlands took the lead after 34 minutes through Sneijder, Spain leveled the score on 46th minute with Pulido's strike. Substitute Angel Martinez scored the winner of his side on thr 12th minute of extra time and sent his team to the final. Stadium:
: Anders Hermansen (Denmark), Jaanus Mutli (Estonia), Stanislau Savitski (Belarus)Spain
: Alex, Martin, Sielva, Oriol, Pulido, Carmona ( 51m Manu), Carles (81m Angel Martínez), Keko, Thiago, Canales (85m Alvaro), Ruben. Subs:
Diez, Gazta, Gerardo, Sergi.The Netherlands:
Eekman, Burnet, Najah, Van Rhijn, Clasie, Bonevacia (94m Van Haaren), Sneijder, Mokthar (63m Van La Parra), Cabral (74m Ebecilio, Castillion.Subs:
Mulder, Koppers,Gouweleeuw, Özyakup.Goals:
34m Sneijder (the Netherlands), 46m Pulido, 92m Angel Martinez) (İspanya)Yellow Cards:
19m Carles (Spain), 57m Cabral (the Netherlands)