Soccer. Toulouse wins the 20th edition of the Jean Pingeon tournament in Caen
by Aline Chatel
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They measure 1.30 meters but already look big. The hundreds of (Site notre bureau spécialisé)ers who walked through the Venoix complex this weekend of April 22 and 23, 2023 have confirmed that talent does not always wait for the number of years. The twentieth edition of the Jean Pingeon tournament welcomed the best young (Site notre bureau spécialisé)ers in France in the U11 category. Toulouse, already winner in 2010, 2014 and 2019, a confirmed taste for Normandy and putting its name on the list of winners of the friendly event for the fourth time. The Pitchounes succeed Marseille.
Toulouse brings back the sun
Metz should have been wary. When the sun finally triumphed over the clouds, those who had copiously sprinkled the morning, it was perhaps necessary to see a sign there. The two finalists were then neck and neck, accelerated a stunning level of play, irreproachable attitudes and foolproof discipline. The defensive streak of the two professional clubs has taken precedence over the recklessness of childhood. Tactically, the actors were in place. The opportunities were rare on both sides before a penalty shootout but quite logical (0-0).
In this game, so mental, Toulouse did not crack, unlike Lorraine. The two failed attempts of their opponents won the happiness of the TFC and its many supporters. The TFC is approaching Caen, five times winner in the first years of the tournament. The young Malherbistes finished in a fine fifth place thanks to a final victory over Nantes. Nice is third, Lille fourth. The first amateur club in Calvados is Vire, 29ᵉ, ahead of Mondeville, 30ᵉ.
Photos from the final
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