International Matches - Under 19

Spain 0 - France 1

Spain: Roberto; Barragán, Sergio Sánchez, Pablo Gallardo, Nacho Monreal (David Rodríguez 70'); Markel, Javi García (Mario 67'); Carmona, Jurado (Miguel 60'), David Silva; Raúl García. 4-2-3-1.
France: Lloris; Moutaouakil, Kaboul, Chakouri, Marange; Cabaye, Diaby, Digard, Gourcuff; Gouffran, Dja Djedje. 4-4-2.

Goals: 0-1. 55. Gourcuff.

Navalmora de la Mata, Cáceres. Spain 's under 19 side followed in the footsteps of their under 17 colleagues, failing to qualify for this summer's European finals after losing 0-1 to France on home soil. Gines Meléndez's side came in to the last of their group games only needing to draw thanks to a better goal difference than their opponents. And it was end to end stuff in the first half, Gouffran testing Roberto in the first minute and David Silva and Carmona bringing good saves out of Lloris before the break.

Jurado just failed to beat the keeper after the restart, and a minute later the French side took the lead after slack defending let in Gourcuff to score. Lloris saved again from a header by substitute Miguel just a minute after he came on, and Spain threw everything forward as their opponents were left with nine men when Djedje and then Cabaye picked up second yellow cards. But they could not find a way through, and they could have lost by a bigger margin had Diaby not shot wide when alone in front of Roberto near the end.