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France crash out of Euro 2024, Spain goes through to final

Spain defeated France 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the Euro 2024 final, their first at a major tournament for 12 years. They will face the Netherlands or England. Spaniard Lamine Yamal became the youngest-ever player to score in a Euro at just 16 years old.

Lamine Yamal, 16, became the tournament's youngest ever goalscorer as Spain came back to beat France 2-1 in Munich on Tuesday and reach the Euro 2024 final.

Trailing after Randal Kolo Muani headed in a Kylian Mbappé cross in the ninth minute, Spain turned the match around in a four-minute period, scoring twice against a side who had only conceded once in five previous games in this tournament.

Yamal, who turns 17 a day before Sunday's final against either the Netherlands or England, equalised with a superb strike from outside the box, curling a long-range effort into the top corner and past the fingertips of an airborne Mike Maignan.

Spain took the lead on 25 minutes, Dani Olmo expertly gathering a loose ball and firing a low shot into the net with the aid of a deflection off Jules Koundé.

"I got the ball, didn't think about it for too long and just shot," Yamal said of his brilliant strike. "I'm just enjoying myself and I'm proud to be in the final."

Three-time champions Spain became the first team to win six games at a Euros and are one game away from a record-breaking fourth crown.

(AFP)


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